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Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Chavez,Zenaida L.; Mikulski, Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia English Disclosed

Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Chavez,Zenaida L.; Mikulski,Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia French Disclosed

Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Hernandez Uriz,Zenaida; Mikulski,Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; 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

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. English Disclosed

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (English)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. French Disclosed

Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)

All over the world, women have less access to credit than men. Because of both discriminatory property laws and unwritten social customs, women are less likely than men to own high-value assets that can be used as collateral to secure loans. ... See More +

Working Paper 116858 JUN 26, 2017

k.org;; 000478170:Rachel Dawn Coleman:rcolema Disclosed

Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)

All over the world, women have less access to credit than men. Because of both discriminatory property laws and unwritten social customs, women are less likely than men to own high-value assets that can be used as collateral to secure loans. ... See More +

Brief 116981 JUN 01, 2017

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Achew,Mengistu Bessir; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Khan,Anushe A.; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Sustainable impact on girls’ lives : skills development programs for adolescent girls (English)

In this note, a relatively small investment in research and evidence can yield lasting impacts onyoung women’s employment and can inform large-scale policies and programs to improve the lives of girls and their communities.We often hear about a looming youth employment crisis in low-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 115739 MAY 01, 2017

Goldstein,Markus P.; Coleman,Rachel Dawn Disclosed

Africa gender innovation lab : Le Laboratoire d’innovation pour l’egalité des sexes en Afrique. (French)

The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) sits squarely at the intersection of policy and operations. Our aim is to enable project teams and policymakers to advocate for better gender integration from a position of evidence. ... See More +

Brief 106572 JUN 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Coleman,Rachel Dawn English Disclosed

Africa gender innovation lab : Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) (English)

The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) sits squarely at the intersection of policy and operations. Our aim is to enable project teams and policymakers to advocate for better gender integration from a position of evidence. ... See More +

Brief 106572 JAN 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Coleman,Rachel Dawn French Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (French)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper English
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper French
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper
Disruptive Finance : Using Psychometrics to Overcome Collateral Constraints in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125731 Working Paper
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief English
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief French
Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 116858 Working Paper
Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116981 Brief
Sustainable impact on girls’ lives : skills development programs for adolescent girls (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115739 Brief
Africa gender innovation lab : Le Laboratoire d’innovation pour l’egalité des sexes en Afrique. (French)
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JUN 01, 2016 106572 Brief English
Africa gender innovation lab : Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106572 Brief French