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Understanding demand for Sharia-compliant loans : results of a randomized experiment in Jordan (English)

The evidence on demand for sharia-compliant financial services is mixed. On the one hand, IFC-funded studies showed relatively high demand, while results from Findex showed that financial exclusion due to religious reasons was minimal (Demirguc-Kunt, Klapper, and Randall 2013). ... See More +

Brief 106037 MAR 01, 2016

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Karlan,Dean S.; Osman,Adams; Shammout,Nour Musallam Disclosed

Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)

This note tests the extent to which search and matching frictions are the cause of high levels of unemployment for educated youth in Jordan, and whether a job matching service can reduce unemployment. ... See More +

Brief 91227 SEP 01, 2014

Groh,Matthew Robert; Mckenzie,David J.; Shammout,Nour Musallam; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara Disclosed