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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

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

Are cash transfers better chunky or smooth? : evidence from an impact evaluation of a cash transfer program in northern Nigeria (English)

Women receiving unconditional cash transfers in northern Nigeria worked more, particularly, in their own businesses, spent more on consumption, were more food secure, saved more, bought more animals and improved their housing compared to the women in the control group. ... See More +

Brief 119101 JAN 01, 2017

Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Goldstein,Markus P.; Papineni,Sreelakshmi Disclosed

Baseline report : feed the future Nigeria livelihoods project (English)

This report analyzes data for the feed the future Nigeria livelihoods project impact evaluation baseline survey. The baseline survey was completed before the start of the rainy season between May 2015 and June 2015 in Kebbi state in northern Nigeria. ... See More +

Working Paper 119680 NOV 01, 2016

Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Osinibi,Olubunkola Olufunmilyao 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