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Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors (English)

A range of reasons is cited to explain gender differences in business performance in Africa. Within those, the sector of operations is consistently identified as a major issue. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7503 DEC 02, 2015

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mcgorman,Laura; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Pimhidzai,Obert

Drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR (English)

Poverty declined gradually in Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR) over the past decade. Estimates from the Lao expenditure and consumption surveys (LECS) show that poverty declined from 33.5 percent in 2002-3 to 23.2 percent in 2012-13. ... See More +

Working Paper 101566 OCT 01, 2015


Poverty profile in Lao PDR : poverty report for the Lao consumption and expenditure survey 2012–2013 (English)

The report starts with an overview of poverty and inequality estimates in chapter one, focusing on the trends in poverty and the distributional pattern of growth between 2002-3 and 2012-13. ... See More +

Working Paper 100120 DEC 19, 2014

Pimhidzai,Obert; Fenton,Nina Clare; Souksavath, Phonesaly; Sisoulath, Vilaysouk

Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Uganda (English)

Worldwide, female entrepreneurs tend to experience lower productivity and profit than their male peers. One reason for this is that women tend to be concentrated in less profitable businesses. ... See More +

Brief 93894 JAN 01, 2014

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McGorman, Laura; Munoz Boudet, Ana Maria; Pimhidzai, Obert

Education and health services in Kenya : data for results and accountability (English)

Although Kenya's vision 2030 highlights investment in human development, public spending on health and education in Africa has not guaranteed results. ... See More +

Working Paper 79442 JUL 01, 2013

Martin, Gayle; Pimhidzai, Obert

Service delivery indicators : Kenya (English)

Without consistent and accurate information on the quality of services, it is difficult for citizens or politicians (the principal) to assess how service providers (the agent) are performing and to take corrective action. ... See More +

Working Paper 90371 JUL 01, 2013

Martin, Gayle H.; Pimhidzai, Obert

Different dreams, same bed : collecting, using, and interpreting employment statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa -- the case of Uganda (English)

Employment and earnings statistics are the key link between the size and structure of economic growth and the welfare of households, which is the ultimate goal of development policy, so it is important to monitor employment outcomes consistently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6436 MAY 01, 2013

Fox, Louise; Pimhidzai, Obert

Is informality welfare-enhancing structural transformation ? evidence from Uganda (English)

While Africa's recent decade of growth and poverty reduction performance has been lauded, concern has been expressed regarding the structure of this growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5866 OCT 01, 2011

Fox, Louise; Pimhidzai, Obert