Training/Mentoring

Alleviating Mobility and Informational Constraints Through Social Networks for High-growth Female Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

This project investigates the effectiveness of business training programmes on the growth of women-led businesses.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Effect of Recruitment Agencies on Matching Friction and Firm Hiring: Evidence from Ethiopia

This project will investigate the impact of training agencies on job matching frictions in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

The Search for Good Jobs: Evidence from a Six-year Field Experiment in Uganda

One third of the 420 million young people in Africa are unemployed. Understanding how youth search for jobs and what a¤ects their ability to find good jobs is of paramount importance.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Reducing carbon emissions while boosting growth: Turkey's response to the EU's carbon border adjustment mechanism

The project will compare the relative efficacy of three EBRD-sponsored programmes designed to reduce Turkish SMEs' emissions.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Friends or Competitors: Peer Effects within Business Accelerator Programs

This research examines the impact of interaction between peers within business accelerators programs on early-stage firms in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

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 Mar 2022

Small business training to improve management practices in developing countries: re-assessing the evidence for ‘training doesn’t work’

Despite the popularity of business training among policy-makers, its use has faced increasing scepticism. Most of the first randomized experiments could not detect statistically significant impacts of training on firm profits or sales.

Journal Article
29 Jun 2021

Skin in the Game: Microequity and Mentorship for Online Freelancing-based Microentrepreneurs in Bangladesh

In this pilot project, we demonstrate the exciting potential of online freelancing for improving the incomes of poor youth in rural Bangladesh.

Research Note
23 Apr 2021

It Takes Two: Experimental Evidence on the Determinants of Technology Diffusion

Hardy and McCasland (2021) report on an experiment that brings insights from the literature on demand-side determinants of technology adoption to the study of peer-to-peer diffusion.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2021

Management Traits as Embodied Human Capital: A Randomised Field Experiment in Ethiopia

What is the effect of exposing motivated youth to firm management in practice? To answer this question, we place young professionals for one month in established firms to shadow middle managers.

Research Note
12 Feb 2021

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