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Empowering Adolescent Girls in a Crisis Context : Lessons from Sierra Leone in the Time of Ebola (English)

In Sierra Leone, the empowerment and livelihoods for adolescents (ELA) initiative sought to enhance adolescent girls’ social and economic empowerment by providing life skills training, livelihood training, and credit support to start income-generating activities. ... See More +

Brief 138762 JUL 01, 2019

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Rasul,Imran; Smurra,Andrea Disclosed

Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)

Is there a mindset gap holding women back in business? Can entrepreneurship training instill a set of attitudes, behaviors, and strategies that are thought to underpin success in business such as motivation, perseverance, and self-confidence? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8892 JUN 17, 2019

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Wolf,Kathrin Disclosed

Ethiopia Gender Diagnostic Report : Priorities for Promoting Equity (English)

Ethiopia has experienced remarkable economic success in recent years. In the past decade, its average annual growth rate far exceeded the regional average, at slightly over 10 percent relative to a regional 5 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 135344 MAR 01, 2019

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gonzalez Martinez,Paula Lorena; Hailemicheal,Adiam Hagos; Kirkwood,Daniel John; Paskov,Patricia Rose; Poulin,Michelle; Raja,Chandni; Tarter,Andrew Martin Disclosed

The Economic Lives of Young Women in the Time of Ebola : Lessons from an Empowerment Program (English)

This paper evaluates an intervention to raise young women's economic empowerment in Sierra Leone, where women frequently experience sexual violence and face multiple economic disadvantages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8760 FEB 28, 2019

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Rasul,Imran; Smurra,Andrea Disclosed

Africa - Gender Innovation Lab : Ethiopia Gender Diagnostic - Building the Evidence Base to Address Gender Inequality in Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia has made remarkable economic progress over the past decade, achieving high gross domestic product (GDP) growth and dramatically reducing poverty. ... See More +

Brief 135476 JAN 01, 2019

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gonzalez Martinez,Paula Lorena; Hailemicheal,Adiam Hagos; Kirkwood,Daniel John; Paskov,Patricia Rose; Poulin,Michelle; Raja,Chandni Amharic Disclosed

The Economic Lives of Young Women in the Time of Ebola : Lessons from an Empowerment Program (English)

The authors evaluate an intervention to raise young women’s economic empowerment in Sierra Leone, where women frequently experience sexual violence and face multiple economic disadvantages. ... See More +

134123 DEC 01, 2018

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Rasul,Imran; Smurray,Andrea Disclosed

Women’s Empowerment in Action : Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa (English)

The authors evaluate a multifaceted policy intervention attempting to jumpstart adolescent women’s empowerment in Uganda, a context in which sixty percent of the population are aged below twenty. ... See More +

134122 DEC 01, 2018

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

The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)

Working with a private bank in Ghana, this study examines the impacts of a commitment savings product designed to help clients taking repeated overdrafts break their debt cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8633 OCT 31, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Klapper,Leora; Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia; Schaner,Simone Gabrielle Disclosed

Better loans or better borrowers ? impact of meso-credit on female-owned enterprises in Ethiopia (English)

This paper explores the impact of large, individual-liability loans on the growth of women-owned microenterprises in Ethiopia. Traditionally, microfinance institutions in Ethiopia have primarily catered to female enterprises with group lending schemes that provide very small loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8511 JUL 10, 2018

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

Disruptive Finance : Using Psychometrics to Overcome Collateral Constraints in Ethiopia (English)

This case study tells the story of the evolution of psychometric credit scoring as an innovative solution in a World Bank operation, from its humble beginnings as a small pilot in Ethiopia, to the current movement to replicate its use for similar challenges in countries across the continent in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and beyond. ... See More +

Working Paper 125731 JAN 01, 2018

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P.; Strobbe,Francesco 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

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

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Empowering Adolescent Girls in a Crisis Context : Lessons from Sierra Leone in the Time of Ebola (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138762 Brief
Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8892 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia Gender Diagnostic Report : Priorities for Promoting Equity (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135344 Working Paper
The Economic Lives of Young Women in the Time of Ebola : Lessons from an Empowerment Program (English)
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FEB 28, 2019 WPS8760 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - Gender Innovation Lab : Ethiopia Gender Diagnostic - Building the Evidence Base to Address Gender Inequality in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135476 Brief Amharic
The Economic Lives of Young Women in the Time of Ebola : Lessons from an Empowerment Program (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134123
Women’s Empowerment in Action : Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134122
The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8633 Policy Research Working Paper
Better loans or better borrowers ? impact of meso-credit on female-owned enterprises in Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8511 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125802 Brief
Disruptive Finance : Using Psychometrics to Overcome Collateral Constraints in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125731 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
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)
See More +
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