Gender

Engaging Women in Mobile Money Markets

This project will carry out an RCT to evaluate two interventions that interfere with the supply and demand of mobile financial services to encourage greater participation from women.

Research Project
1 Jun 2020

To Formalize or Not to Formalize: Women Entrepreneurs’ Sensemaking of Business Registration in the Context of Nepal

Despite the depiction of decisions to formalize informal firms as rational and ethical, many entrepreneurs in developing countries continue to operate informally regardless of its perceived illicit status.

Journal Article
22 May 2020

Women’s Promotions and Intra-household Bargaining: Evidence from Bangladesh

This paper investigates how women’s promotions in the workplace affect bargaining in the household.

Working Paper
26 Feb 2020

Menstrual Health, Worker Productivity and Well-being among Female Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Czura, Menzel and Miotto (2019) conducted a randomised controlled trial (RCT) on a sample of 1,000 female garment workers in three factories in Bangladesh, offering access to free sanitary pads at work to 500 of the workers.

Working Paper
1 Nov 2019

Unpacking the Determinants of Entrepreneurship Development and Economic Empowerment for Women in Kenya

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO)’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together training programme (GET Ahead) seeks to enhance women’s opportunities in entrepreneurship through knowledge and skills development in business and management.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2019

Socio-spatial Differences and Business Formalization – The Case of Nepalese Women Entrepreneurs

The aim of this paper is to explain women’s transitions to the formal economy by exploring the diverse socio-spatial contexts of their entrepreneurial activities.

Conference Paper
1 Aug 2018

Mind The (Profit) Gap: Why Are Female Enterprise Owners Earning Less Than Men?

Hardy and Kagy (2018) explore potential causes for the well-documented profit gap between male- and female-owned microenterprises in low-income countries.

Journal Article
1 May 2018

Gender embeddedness in patriarchal contexts undergoing institutional change: Evidence from Nepal

This chapter focuses on how gendered institutions explain entrepreneurial choice in the informal economy in developing contexts contribute towards discussions on the contextual embeddedness of women's entrepreneurship.

Book Chapter
1 Jan 2018

Entrepreneurial Motivations, Aspirations and Formalisation Decisions amongst Informal Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal

It is assumed that entrepreneurs are motivated to engage in the informal economy out of necessity for survival rather than opportunity; therefore, lacking growth aspirations and avoiding formalisation.

Conference Paper
1 Apr 2017

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