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Bricks to Blocks: An Exploratory Study of Policy and Practices in the Construction Sector of Bangladesh

In a move to promote more sustainable technologies in the construction sector, in 2019 the Government of Bangladesh introduced a shift from fired clay bricks to blocks in public construction.

Research Note
27 Apr 2023

Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

This paper shows that self-employment shapes labor market power in low-income countries, with implications for industrial development.

Working Paper
15 Apr 2023

An Analysis of Price Setting Behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States

This project has two basic objectives. First, we analyse the stylised facts that characterise price setting behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Research Note
12 Apr 2023

Female Entrepreneurship and Professional Networks

Female-owned businesses continue to be smaller and less profitable than male-owned firms. We conduct an RCT in Ghana on a sample of 1,771 growth-oriented female entrepreneurs to investigate the effect of online networking groups on firm performance.

Working Paper
12 Apr 2023

Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

We report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana, and included no cash subsidy to firms (or workers) beyond in-kind recruitment services.

Journal Article
1 Apr 2023

Connections, Gender, and Access to State-Facilitated Private Sector Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Senegal

In developing countries, access to opportunities within the private sector are often unequally distributed. Advantages accrue to those with connections to the state or to those with privileged social status.

Research Note
22 Mar 2023

Firm Culture: Can Information Interventions Close Gender Gaps in Online Labour Markets?

We study the effects of information frictions on gender gaps in matching and hiring in online labour markets.

Research Note
20 Mar 2023

Business incubators and entrepreneurship development in Africa’s innovation systems: a bibliometric review

Business incubators are a useful policy tool for spurring and supporting entrepreneurial businesses, but we know too little about their impact in Africa.

Research Note
16 Mar 2023

Firm size and mobility: descriptive evidence from the Senegalese formal sector, 2008-2020

Since 2008, the 10% largest firms in Senegal have consistently accounted for 90% of the total revenue of the private formal sector.

Research Note
13 Mar 2023

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