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Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Chavez,Zenaida L.; Mikulski, Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia English Disclosed

Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Chavez,Zenaida L.; Mikulski,Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia French Disclosed

Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Hernandez Uriz,Zenaida; Mikulski,Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Investing in Childcare for Women's Economic Empowerment (English)

Two thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s citizens depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Women make up a large part of the agricultural workforce: in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), over 80 percent of women work in farming compared to 60 percent of men. ... See More +

Brief 129432 AUG 01, 2018

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Vaillant,Julia; Cucagna,Maria Emilia Disclosed

Caring about carework : lifting constraints to the productivity of women farmers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)

Women farmers in the Western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) bear the disproportionate burden of unpaid care work. Women spend less time than men on their plots and more time on domestic work. ... See More +

Brief 129119 JUL 09, 2018

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Vaillant,Julia; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Cucagna,Maria Emilia Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Extension services have been implemented on a large scale in developing countries for decades. However, there is little evidence on their impact on the productivity and welfare of farmers. ... See More +

Brief 125802 APR 01, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Although the ratio of female to male labor force participation rates is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region, these high rates of female labor force participation mask underlying challenges for women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8245 NOV 20, 2017

Vaillant,Julia; Das,Smita; Chakravarty,Shubha Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This paper evaluates the effect of the Rural Capacity Building Project, which aimed at promoting growth by strengthening the agricultural service systems in Ethiopia and by making them more responsive to smallholders' needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8169 AUG 18, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Informal sector dynamics in times of fragile growth : the case of Madagascar (English)

This paper investigates the dynamics of the informal sector in Madagascar during a period of fragile growth. Overall, the behavior of informal firms in terms of earnings, employment and capital accumulation points to a degree of heterogeneity which goes beyond a simple dualistic model and even a more refined model that would distinguish between an upper entrepreneurial and a lower subsistence tier within the informal sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 77929 SEP 01, 2011

Vaillant, Julia; Grimm, Michael; Lay, Jann; Roubaud, Francois Disclosed

Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment : evidence from Mozambique (English)

Using panel data from Mozambique collected in 2007 and 2008, the authors explore the impact of the food crisis on the welfare of households living with HIV/AIDS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5522 JAN 01, 2011

de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead; Vaillant, Julia Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (French)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper English
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper French
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper
Investing in Childcare for Women's Economic Empowerment (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129432 Brief
Caring about carework : lifting constraints to the productivity of women farmers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 129119 Brief
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125802 Brief
Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8245 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 WPS8169 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal sector dynamics in times of fragile growth : the case of Madagascar (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 77929 Working Paper
Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment : evidence from Mozambique (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5522 Policy Research Working Paper