Trading up: The benefits of exporting for small firms
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) provide the majority of jobs in developing countries, yet they have low productivity and exports. International trade can spur the...
Saving microfinance through innovative lending
The traditional microfinance model has had limited impact on the income and productivity of borrowers. More innovative and flexible lending models can boost entrepreneurship...
Doing Special Economic Zones right: A policy framework
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become a popular policy instrument around the world. Encouraged by the success stories of SEZs in the 1980s and 1990s in East Asia,...
The economic figures behind the protests in the...
Though they might seem unconnected, the underlying root causes of protests in many countries in the Middle East are similar. Protesters in all countries complain about...
Management matters: How bad management is holding...
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Microfinance programmes often prescribe rigid repayment schedules and lack tolerance for risk taking, limiting grow… https://t.co/Oi11KsFjkF