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Social protection in Niger: what have shocks and time got to say ? (English)

Social protection programs, common in developing countries, can be wide ranging. Expenditures on social schemes are large, but their effectiveness and ability to act as safety nets against shocks can be limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8455 MAY 29, 2018

Annan,Francis; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Social Protection in Niger : What Have Shocks and Time Got to Say (English)

Social protection programs, common in developing countries, can be wide ranging. Expenditures on social schemes are large, but their effectiveness and ability to act as safety nets against shocks can be limited. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129586 MAY 01, 2018

Annan,Francis; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Mobile infrastructure and rural business enterprises : evidence from sim registration mandate in Niger (English)

Business enterprises and non-agricultural startups in rural economies play crucial roles in ending the vicious cycle of poverty. The propagation of business enterprises are, however, subject to a high degree of institutional frictions and vacuums e.g., information; but mobile infrastructure which has the externality of flowing information can help overcome most of these vacuums through reduced fixed costs, lower cost of information or search, and outreach to a broader customer base. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8278 DEC 18, 2017

Sanoh,Aly; Annan,Francis Disclosed

Mobile infrastructure and rural business enterprises : evidence from sim registration mandate in Niger (English)

Business enterprises and non-agricultural startups in rural economies play crucial roles in ending the vicious cycle of poverty. The propagation of business enterprises is, however, subject to a high degree of institutional frictions and vacuums e.g., information; but mobile infrastructure which has the externality of flowing information can help overcome most of these vacuums through reduced fixed costs, lower cost of information or search, and outreach to a broader customer base. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125616 DEC 01, 2017

Annan,Francis; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed