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Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa (English)

Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. ... See More +

Journal Article 121461 SEP 22, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Mensmann,Mona; Iacovone,Leonardo; Mckenzie,David J.; Frese,Michael Dr.; Johnson,Hillary C.; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

Most women farmers in developing countries engage in subsistence agriculture. Previous research highlights a variety of barriers hindering women’s ability to participate in the production and marketing of cash crops, which though riskier can be much more profitable. ... See More +

Brief 117351 JUL 01, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

This paper documents the positive link between the noncognitive skills of women farmers and the adoption of a cash crop. The context is Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, where the majority of rural households practice subsistence farming. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8095 JUN 08, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed