Impulso Chileno impact evaluation

Project Active since Firms and SGB Evidence Fund

In partnership with Fundación Luksic and J-PAL LAC, this project is conducting an impact evaluation of Impulso Chileno, a programme aimed at accelerating the growth of high-potential Chilean firms. The programme provides business training, one-on-one mentoring, and a monetary endowment to firms selected through an annual contest. Since its launch in 2018, the programme has experienced steady growth: the number of winners expanded from 60 in 2018 to 250 in 2023, in its fifth edition. The study will assess the impact of monetary support, business training, and mentoring on business growth indicators, including sales, profits, and employment with a specific focus on gender differences, using endline surveys and tax records for evaluation. By utilising a randomised controlled trial design, the study is expected to assess the programme's effectiveness in supporting entrepreneurial ventures and promoting gender equality in entrepreneurship.