Almost 70 million people in Pakistan (35% of the population) do not have access to electricity, as they live in mostly rural areas not reached by the grid. Over 75 million (38%) on the grid receive low quality energy and experience outages for more than 12 hours per day. In spite of the significant benefits of access to electricity, the long-run feasibility of grid...
19 Oct 2016 | Farah Said, Giovanna D'Adda, Massimo Tavoni
Microcredit has been proposed as a way to increase women’s business ownership.
We measured the impact of access to finance on new women-run enterprise, household welfare and female empowerment.
The impact of access to finance on business creation is significant but short-lived. Other constraints may prevent women from setting up businesses.
The start-up loans...
18 Nov 2015 | Azam Chaudhry, Naved Hamid, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said
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