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  • Event

    Call for papers: 3rd annual conference of the private sector development research network

      The third Annual Conference of the Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN), organised jointly with the Centre for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) at Columbia University, offers an opportunity to bring together Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), think-tanks, and donor agencies involved in private sector development with academics who study...

    11 June 2021

  • Project

    Network measure of bottlenecks in Ugandan firms markets

    In Uganda, several supply-chains are characterised by a structure of a few very large firms and a large fringe of small firms (Spray and Wolf, 2017). These large firms anchor the economy together by providing a focal point for supply-chains to operate around. Without these anchor firms, output would drop substantially. On the other hand, these firms could exploit their...

    11 Jun 2021 | John Spray

  • Project

    The impact of early-stage resource acquisition: a randomised field experiment in Morocco

    In many places, entrepreneurship is a vital process for job creation, economic growth, and the development of novel solutions to pressing social and environmental problems. Most of the research into entrepreneurship has examined the United States and European settings, along with select Asian countries (China and India). We understand very little about entrepreneurship in...

    11 Jun 2021 | Ouafaa Hmaddi

  • Project

    Gender discrimination in access to capital: Experimental evidence from Ethiopian SGBs

    Access to capital is widely considered a key accelerator for business productivity and growth. Gender discrimination against entrepreneurs, who form the largest sector of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa, may drive gender gaps in access to capital and subsequently reduce the performance of female-owned businesses. This raises concerns about both gender equity and...

    8 Jun 2021 | Shanthi Manian, Ketki Sheth

  • Publication - Project Report

    COVID-19 impact on Nigerian wholesale and retail trade

    The COVID-19 crisis has impacted wholesale and retail businesses in Nigeria and other developing countries in myriad ways for several months with lasting effects. The purpose of this research was to identify the effects of COVID-19 on traders' businesses in Lagos markets. Understanding the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs in the trading sector and the ways they adapt to it...

    7 Jun 2021 | Hakeem Bishi, Shelby Grossman, Meredith Startz

  • Copyright : Kutty V. / ILO
    Publication - Policy Brief

    Using online job portals to track the real-time impacts of COVID-19 in India

    A real-time assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy (and labour markets in particular) has been an important policy challenge, especially in low-income countries like India. We leverage real-time, high-frequency data on over 300,000 job postings from Shine.com, India’s second largest online job portal, to investigate the impact of lockdowns on the...

    2 Jun 2021 | Gaurav Chiplunkar , Erin Kelley, Gregory Lane

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Which jobs are lost during a lockdown? Evidence from vacancy postings in India

    1 Jun 2021 | Gaurav Chiplunkar , Erin Kelley, Gregory Lane

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Branch management and firm credit: Evidence from Ethiopia

    In order to understand the functioning of banks and firm credit in low-income countries, we collect novel datasets on the management practices and credit conditions from the universe of bank branches in Ethiopia. Our preliminary findings indicate that branches with strong practices operate over longer geographic distances and supply more local credit. We also observe that...

    1 Jun 2021 | Nicola Gennaioli, Nicola Limodio, Francesco Strobbe

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Does the gender of your co-worker matter? Evidence from call centres in India

    Several theories suggest that gender integration in the workplace may have negative effects in gender-segregated societies. This study presents results from a randomised controlled trial conducted in India on the effect of gender integration on employee productivity. The study was implemented in call centres located in five Indian cities. A total of 765 employees...

    26 May 2021 | Deepshikha Batheja