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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

Women’s empowerment in action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

Women in developing countries are disempowered: high youth unemployment, early marriage and childbearing interact to limit their investments into human capital and enforce dependence on men. ... See More +

Working Paper 118203 JUL 01, 2017

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Burgess,Robin Stuart L.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Rasul,Imran; Sulaimany,Munshi Disclosed

Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Occupational sector selection is an important determinant of returns for female entrepreneurs. If sectors that are traditionally male owned could provide an opportunity to earn higher returns, then what factors could encourage women to cross over into these sectors or prevent them from doing so? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8065 MAY 16, 2017

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)

This paper evaluates a program targeted to adolescent girls in Tanzania that aims to empower them economically as well as socially. The program was found to be highly successful in Uganda in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7961 FEB 07, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Sulaiman,Munshi; Yam,Venus Disclosed

Female enrollment in male-dominated vocational training courses : preferences and prospects (English)

Occupational gender segregation is a worldwide phenomenon that is frequently cited as one of the contributing factors to the gender gap in earnings. ... See More +

Brief 116980 JAN 01, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Salisbury,Taylor Van Disclosed

Empowering girls triggers their brothers to compete : Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment in Uganda (English)

This brief has key messages through an experiment in Uganda, we find that empowering adolescent girls triggers a surge in their brothers’ competitiveness.Understanding preferences for competition is important because competitiveness is a predictor of labor market outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 109367 OCT 01, 2016

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Leonard,Kenneth; Montalvao Machado,Joao H. C.; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

From learning to earning : an impact evaluation of the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) entrepreneurship training (English)

Business and entrepreneurship training programs have become popular interventions intended to boost the profits of small businesses around the world. ... See More +

Brief 108547 SEP 01, 2016

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi Disclosed

Women's empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)

This study looks at how a community event—adolescent women's economic and social empowerment -- and a family factor -- sibling sex composition—interact in shaping gender differences in preferences for competition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7699 JUN 07, 2016

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Leonard,Kenneth; Montalvao,Joao; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

From cash to accounts : switching how women save in Uganda (English)

In Sub Saharan Africa women are often not protecting their savings through formal devices but instead keeping their savings in more vulnerable savings options. ... See More +

Brief 98924 JUL 01, 2015

Buehren,Niklas Disclosed

Women's Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Women's Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa, conducted between between June and September 2008 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 90360 SEP 02, 2014

Bandiera, Oriana; Buehren, Niklas; Burgess, Robin; Goldstein, Markus; Gulesci, Selim; Rasul, Imran; Sulaiman, Munshi Disclosed

Empowering adolescent girls : evidence from a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Empowering adolescent girls : evidence from a randomized control trial in Uganda, conducted in the year between June and September 2008, in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 81313 AUG 14, 2013

Bandiera, Oriana; Buehren, Niklas; Burgess, Robin; Goldstein, Markus; Gulesci, Selim; Rasul, Imran; Sulaiman, Munshi Disclosed

Empowering adolescent girls in Uganda (English)

The productive potential of adolescent girls in Uganda is critically limited by the reciprocal relationship between low health, education and employment indicators. ... See More +

Brief 75562 JAN 01, 2013

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Burgess,Robin Stuart L.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Rasul,Imran; Sulaiman,Munshi Disclosed

Empowering adolescent girls : evidence from a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)

Nearly 60 percent of Uganda's population is aged below twenty. This generation faces health and economic challenges associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), early pregnancy, and unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 75566 DEC 01, 2012

Buehren, Niklas; Burgess, Robin; Goldstein, Markus; Gulesci, Selim; Rasul, Imran; Sulaiman, Munshi; Bandiera, Oriana Disclosed

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The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 WPS8169 Policy Research Working Paper
Women’s empowerment in action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118203 Working Paper
Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8065 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7961 Policy Research Working Paper
Female enrollment in male-dominated vocational training courses : preferences and prospects (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 116980 Brief
Empowering girls triggers their brothers to compete : Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment in Uganda (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2016 109367 Brief
From learning to earning : an impact evaluation of the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) entrepreneurship training (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108547 Brief
Women's empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7699 Policy Research Working Paper
From cash to accounts : switching how women save in Uganda (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98924 Brief
Women's Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90360 Brief
Empowering adolescent girls : evidence from a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81313 Brief
Empowering adolescent girls in Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75562 Brief
Empowering adolescent girls : evidence from a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 75566 Working Paper