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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Opportunities for agriculture insurance in Mozambique

    Weather-related risks such as drought, flood, and hail can cause irreversible damage to households and affect food security. They are complemented by a large number of additional constraints, such as limited technical knowledge, lack of processing capacity, high exposure to pests and diseases, limited access to finance and markets, and high risk of price volatility. ...

    7 Jan 2020 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The effect of financial literacy on financial policies: Evidence from a randomised control experiment in Mozambique

    Previous research indicates that corporate policies are an important determinant for firm performance. It has also been shown that these polices are related to the education of firms’ managers. This brief evaluates the impact of financial education of managers on firm policies and performance. The authors find that managers adjust financial policies after having...

    7 Jan 2020 | Cláudia Custódio, Diogo Matos Mendes, Daniel Metzger

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Trade facilitation and formalisation of trade: Evidence from OSBPs in Uganda

    Trade costs in East Africa remain high, weighing on regional trade. Many engage in informal cross-border trade (ICBT) to avoid these high trade costs. ICBT is substantial. In Uganda, informal exports to its neighbouring countries are estimated to be equal to 38 percent of formal exports to these countries. This study examines what happens when trade costs are...

    7 Jan 2020 | Jade Siu

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Assessing inter-sectoral linkages in the Zambian economy: The case of the agro-processing subsector

    Although the diversification of the economy has been on the national policy agenda for a long time, Zambia has continued to remain overly dependent on the export of copper for foreign currency earnings and public revenue This study examines the way different sectors in the economy interact to identify policy interventions that can promote the diversification of the...

    7 Jan 2020 | Horman Chitonge, Mundia Kabinga

  • Publication - Project Report

    Migration of SMEs in the Bombay Stock Exchange: A different look at the SME financing issues

    We examine the impact of the creation of a new platform aimed at enabling small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to raise equity nance in the Indian capital markets. The empirical results suggest that a firm's performance does not improve significantly after it migrates to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) mainboard. This implies that the firms have already absorbed the benefits...

    3 Jan 2020 | Shamim Ahmed, Madhav Shrihari, Sanjay Banerji

  • Publication - Project Report

    Addressing efficiency and quality in Rwanda’s health system

    The Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has a critical role in Rwanda’s healthcare system; to fulfil this role, it requires solid rules, analysis and provider compliance to ensure a functioning, efficient and quality healthcare system. As the major national payer, RSSB has considerable leverage over providers, and at the same time has responsibility for setting the rules...

    3 Jan 2020 | Maureen Lewis

  • Publication - Project Report, Working Paper

    Tourism product development in Uganda: A strategic stance

    3 Jan 2020 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

  • Publication - Project Report, Working Paper

    Bolstering SME participation in public procurement: Policy options for Lebanon

    The government of Lebanon is working on a new public procurement law and implementing regulations to unify and modernize public sector procurement. Based on a review of the literature and analysis using available data on procurement policy, this report explores options to enhance participation by SMEs in public procurement. Six areas for actions are suggested for...

    3 Jan 2020 | Bernard Hoekman, Moussa Saab, Bedri Tas

  • Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC evidence paper - Cities (Draft)

    18 Dec 2019 | Gharad Bryan, Edward Glaeser, Nick Tsivanidis

  • Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC evidence paper - Energy and environment (Draft)

    18 Dec 2019 | Michael Greenstone, Mar Reguant, Nicholas Ryan, Tim Dobermann