Microenterprises

Microfinance, Micro-entrepreneurship and Misallocation

For almost half a century, microfinance has been seen as a powerful tool to improve access to credit for the poor.

Research Note
15 Aug 2022

Identifying and Easing Constraints on Microenterprise Location within Kampala, Uganda

This project investigates the types of constraints that microfirms face in relocating to more profitable parts of the city.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

The Drivers, Effects and Measurement of Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Labour Supply Decisions: Pilot Evidence from Uganda

This project will investigate the labour supply decisions of micro-entrepreneurs and their effect on productivity and health.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

When Bulldozers Loom: Informal Property Rights and Marketing Practice Innovation Among Emerging Market Micro-Entrepreneurs

Micro-entrepreneurs represent the most common type of business in the world, and marketing is a primary means by which they earn their livelihoods.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2022

Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field

Identifying high-growth microentrepreneurs in low-income countries remains a challenge due to a scarcity of verifiable information.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2022

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

Microfinance has been shown to have limited average impacts on incomes and profits in developing countries.

Working Paper
6 Dec 2021

Micro-enterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Impact evaluation of business grants vs. unconditional cash transfer

How can unconditional cash transfers (UCT) be leveraged to boost household incomes beyond addressing short-term food insecurity in a prolonged humanitarian crisis setting?

Research Note
17 Nov 2021

Supporting Micro-enterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Impact evaluation of business grants vs. unconditional cash transfer

Humanitarian programming in fragile economies often use unconditional cash transfers (UCT) to offset food-insecurity.

Working Paper
12 Oct 2021

Dispute Resolution and Microenterprise Ownership in a 'Fragile' State: Evidence from Somalia

Can informal institutions facilitate enterprise growth through resolving business disputes in the contexts where formal mechanisms are near-complete failure?

Research Note
30 Jun 2021

Microfinance

Microfinance has become a widely used tool to provide credit to areas and populations that traditionally lack access to conventional banking services.

VoxDevLit
10 May 2021

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