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  • Publication - Working Paper

    Management Practices in Manufacturing in Mozambique (Working Paper)

    17 Dec 2014 | Renata Lemos, Daniela Scur

  • Blog post

    A new approach to microfinance

    Traditional microcredit has had limited success at enabling farmers to expand the cultivation of risky but profitable cash crops. A new approach that uses local intermediaries and aligns their incentives with farmer profits could generate better outcomes for agricultural production and incomes

    15 Dec 2014 | Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Alberto Motta, Sujata Visaria

  • Project

    Labor Rationing and Forced Entrepreneurship in Village India: Estimates from Experimental Aggregate Demand Shocks

    There is a growing policy consensus that increases in firm productivity, especially a move from small to medium sized enterprises, is an important growth strategy. However, the means to accomplish this, and the main impediments that prevent this transition, remain less clear. A large body of work has centered on removing potential market frictions, with much of the focus on...

    10 Dec 2014 | Supreet Kaur, Emily Breza, Yogita Shamdasani

  • Blog post

    How employees’ personality types affect productivity

    Governments are the primary provider of services for the poor in developing countries. Yet these services are often inefficient. Evidence suggests that, in addition to financial incentives, employee personality tests can help improve public service delivery

    1 Dec 2014 | Michael Callen, Arman Rezaee

  • Project

    Identifying Key Issues in Social Sectors

    The increased funding for social sectors particularly for Education, Health and Urban Water Supply is arguably one of the most important financial goals of the current Government of Punjab. Social services are mainly provided both through provincial and local government facilities and programs. The commitment of the Government to these services must be backed up by...

    18 Nov 2014 | Aisha Pasha, Parvez Hassan

  • Publication - Project Memo

    Basic Entrepreneurship: A Big New Idea in Development (Project Memo)

    17 Nov 2014 | Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Narayan Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman

  • Project

    Returns to Education

    This report evaluates the returns to education for individuals and households for Uganda using microdata from two recent time periods, 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. The data sources we used in the analysis of the wage, productivity and profit returns to education come from the Uganda National Household Survey 2005/06 (UNHS) and the Uganda National Panel Survey 2009/10 (UNPS)....

    17 Nov 2014 | Ronald Fischer, Steve Machin, Nuarpear Lekfuangfu

  • Project

    Rwanda Commodity Exchange: Policy Brief

    This is a note on the feasibility of establishing a Rwanda Commodity Exchange. Many things need to fall into place for this to be successful and helpful, and this note outlines many of the challenges to and strategies for making this work.

    4 Nov 2014 | Michele Savini Zangrandi

  • Project

    Understanding Rwanda’s agribusiness and manufacturing sectors

    In this book Sachin Gathani and Dimitri Stoelinga present the results from their studies of manufacturing and agribusiness in Rwanda. These studies are based on in-depth interviews with leading businessmen and -women in the country. The work is also based on careful statistical analysis of a wide range of data on Rwandan companies. By combining case studies of individual...

    4 Nov 2014 | Sachin Gathani, Dimitri Stoelinga , Michele Savini Zangrandi

  • Blog post

    Financing Africa’s Future

    The costs of doing business in Africa have historically been great, but the socio-economic achievements witnessed over the last decade are considerable. The African Development Bank’s large appetite for infrastructure projects proves that investing in Africa is now a very attractive proposition The socio-economic achievements in Africa over the last decade are...

    3 Nov 2014 | Donald Kaberuka