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Transitioning into the Formal - Women Entrepreneurs in the Informal Economy of Nepal

This qualitative study aims to understand how and why different groups of informal women entrepreneurs in Nepal engage with, or make the transition to the formal sector

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5 May 2016

Firms and the Decline of Earnings Inequality in Brazil

This project decomposes the sources of Brazil’s great inequality decline over the past two decades using a large administrative linked employer-employee dataset spanning 1988-2012.

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26 Apr 2016

The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-benefits of Energy-Saving Technology

This study explores the consequences of the adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting in garment factories around Bangalore, India.

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1 Feb 2016

Organizational Learning: Experimental Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories

A randomized controlled trial shows that inducing knowledge sharing among garment workers in Bangladeshi factories increases firm level productivity. This provides novel experimental evidence for the long held hypothesis that organizational learning drives firm productivity growth.

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1 Feb 2016

Training Microentrepreneurs in Green Production Methods: Supporting Growth and Responding to Climate Change

This study examines the impact of training microentrepreneurs in Bangladesh in green production methods on ecological outcomes and business practices.

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2 Oct 2015

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector

This project develops and tests a fleet management system for Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system. The pilot study shows that firms with the system are more easily able to track their employees’ productivity and safety performance, which allows owners to incentivize better driving behavior.

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28 Sep 2015

Making it Easier for Women in Malawi to Formalize their Firms and Access Financial Services

In contexts where formalization of firms and access to financial services is low, research shows that combining business registration with an information session at a bank including the offer of a business bank account leads to increased usage of financial services by entrepreneurs.

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10 Jul 2015

When Entrepreneurship Training Matters: Targeting Business Skills to Better Stimulate Firm Growth

Providing entrepreneurs with business skills to help them grow their firms is important. But one size does not fit all - can better targeting of training programmes achieve greater returns to policymakers' investments?

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10 Jul 2015

Conflict and Private Enterprise Activity in Low-Income Countries

Violent conflict has numerous negative effects on private entrepreneurial activity and, as a consequence, on economic development.

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10 Jul 2015

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