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Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)

Do matching frictions affect youth employment in developing countries? This paper studies a randomized controlled trial of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8092 JUN 07, 2017

Abebe,Girum; Caria,Stefano; Fafchamps,Marcel; Falco,Paolo; Franklin,Simon; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)

Mobile phone coverage has expanded considerably throughout the developing world, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. Existing evidence suggests that increased access to information technology has improved agricultural market efficiency for consumer markets and certain commodities, but there is less evidence of its impact on producer markets. ... See More +

Journal Article 112426 OCT 14, 2014

Aker,Jenny C.; Fafchamps,Marcel Disclosed

Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)

Mobile phone coverage has expanded considerably throughout the developing world, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. Existing evidence suggests that increased access to information technology has improved agricultural market efficiency for consumer markets and certain commodities, but there is less evidence of its impact on producer markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6986 JUL 01, 2014

Aker, Jenny C.; Fafchamps, Marcel Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: how can safety nets contribute to economic growth?; political reforms and public policy: evidence from agricultural and food policies; food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa; preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from african apparel exports to the united states and the European Union;network proximity and business practices in african manufacturing; the impact of financial literacy training for migrants; policy barriers to international trade in services: evidence from a new database. ... See More +

Publication 113048 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G.; Olper,Alessandro; Fałkowski,Jan; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Larson,Donald F.; Lampietti,Julian A.; Gouel,Christophe; Cafiero,Carlo; Roberts,John; De Melo,Jaime A. P.; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Fafchamps,Marcel; Soderbom,Mans Martin; Gibson,Jhon; Mckenzie,David J.; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Borchert,Ingo; Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (English)

This brief summarizes the when is capital enough to get female enterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana. The treatment was staggered from May 2009-February 2010. ... See More +

Brief 81522 AUG 14, 2013

Fafchamps, Marcel; McKenzie, David; Quinn, Simon; Woodruff, Christopher Disclosed

Network proximity and business practices in African manufacturing (English)

Patterns of correlation in innovation and contractual practices among manufacturing firms in Ethiopia and Sudan are documented. Network data that indicate whether any two firms in the utilized sample do business with each other, buy inputs from a common supplier, or sell output to a common client are used for the analysis. ... See More +

Journal Article 112396 JUL 03, 2013

Fafchamps,Marcel; Soderbom,Mans Martin Disclosed

Network proximity and business practices in African Manufacturing (English)

Patterns of correlation in innovation and contractual practices among manufacturing firms in Ethiopia and Sudan are documented. Network data that indicate whether any two firms in the utilized sample do business with each other, buy inputs from a common supplier, or sell output to a common client are used for the analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6474 JUN 01, 2013

Fafchamps, Marcel; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)

This issue of the World Bank economic review includes the following topics of interest: is there a metropolitan bias? the relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries; impact of SMS-based agricultural information on Indian farmers; crises, food prices, and the income elasticity of micronutrients - estimates from Indonesia; economic geography and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; the decision to import capital goods in India: firms' financial factors matter; coffee market liberalization and the implications for producers in Brazil, Guatemala and India; implications of COMTRADE compilation practices for trade barrier analyses and negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 80522 NOV 01, 2012

Lanjouw, Peter; Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan; Bosker, Maarten; Garretsen, Harry; Bas, Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Russell, Bill; Mohan, Sushil; Banerjee, Anindya; Yeats, Alexander J.; Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G. Disclosed

When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing ? evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (English)

Standard models of investment predict that credit-constrained firms should grow rapidly when given additional capital, and that how this capital is provided should not affect decisions to invest in the business or consume the capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5706 JUN 01, 2011

Fafchamps, Marcel; McKenzie, David; McKenzie, David; Quinn, Simon; Woodruff, Christopher Disclosed

Capital, gender, and microenterprise growth in Ghana (English)

Despite the emphasis placed by microfinance organizations on lending to female business owners, evidence from three recent randomized controlled trials has cast doubt on the ability of capital alone to grow female-operated microenterprises: in my own previous experiment in Sri Lanka women given grants saw no increase in business profits, while the recent randomized trials of microfinance in the Philippines and India also see very little in the way of profit increases when women get loans. ... See More +

Brief 63674 JUN 01, 2011

Fafchamps,Marcel; Mckenzie,David J.; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

The determinants of funding to Ugandan nongovernmental organizations (English)

Original Ugandan data collected by the authors are used to examine the determinants of funding to local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Success in attracting grants from international donors depends mostly on network effects. ... See More +

Journal Article 77616 JUN 01, 2009

Fafchamps, Marcel; Owens, Trudy Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: dollar a day revisited, by Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula; evidence on changes in aid allocation criteria, by Stijn Claessens, Danny Cassimon, and Bjorn Van Campenhout; does education affect HIV status? ... See More +

Publication 62985 JAN 01, 2009

Melo, Jaime de; Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua; Sangraula, Prem; Claessens, Stijn; Cassimon, Danny; Van Campenhout, Bjorn; de Walque, Damien; Jeuland, Marc; Lucas, Marcelino; Clemens, John; Whittington, Dale; Kandilov, Ivan T.; Fafchamps, Marcel; Owens, Trudy; Javorcik, Beata S.; Spatareanu, Mariana Disclosed

Determinants of choice of migration destination (English)

Internal migration plays an important role in moderating regional differences in well-being. This paper analyzes migrants' choice of destination, using Census and Living Standard Surveys data from Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4728 SEP 01, 2008

Fafchamps, Marcel; Shilpi, Forhad Disclosed

Isolation and subjective welfare : evidence from South Asia (English)

Using detailed geographical and household survey data from Nepal, this article investigates the relationship between isolation and subjective welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4535 FEB 01, 2008

Fafchamps, Marcel; Shilpi, Forhad Disclosed

Ce que l'Afrique doit faire pour encourager la croissance et creer plus d'emplois bien retribues (French)

Efforts at reducing poverty in Africa have been checked by decades of stagnant economic growth with the attendant corollary that few well paying jobs have been created for most sectors of the African work force. ... See More +

Working Paper 38168 NOV 01, 2006

Kingdom, Geeta; Sandefur, Justin; Teal, Francis; Fafchamps, Marcel; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

What Africa needs to do to spur growth and create more well-paid jobs (English)

This paper states that poverty reduction in Africa has been held back by decades of stagnant economic growth that has failed to generate enough well-paid jobs to lift the income of workers in Africa's rapidly growing labor force. ... See More +

Working Paper 42001 NOV 01, 2006

Kingdom, Geeta; Sandefur, Justin; Teal, Francis; Fafchamps, Marcel; Soderbom, Mans French Disclosed

What Africa needs to do to spur growth and create more well-paid jobs : Ce que l'Afrique doit faire pour stimuler la croissance et creer plus d'emplois bien remuneres (French)

This paper states that poverty reduction in Africa has been held back by decades of stagnant economic growth that has failed to generate enough well-paid jobs to lift the income of workers in Africa's rapidly growing labor force. ... See More +

Working Paper 42001 NOV 01, 2006

Kingdom, Geeta; Sandefur, Justin; Teal, Francis; Fafchamps, Marcel; Soderbom, Mans English Disclosed

Risk sharing in labor markets (English)

Empirical work in labor economics has focused on rent sharing as an explanation for the observed correlation between wages and profitability. The alternative explanation of risk sharing between workers and employers has not been tested. ... See More +

Journal Article 77416 SEP 01, 2003

Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jan Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cat Disclosed

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Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8092 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)
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OCT 14, 2014 112426 Journal Article
Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6986 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113048 Publication
When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81522 Brief
Network proximity and business practices in African manufacturing (English)
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JUL 03, 2013 112396 Journal Article
Network proximity and business practices in African Manufacturing (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6474 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing ? evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5706 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital, gender, and microenterprise growth in Ghana (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 63674 Brief
The determinants of funding to Ugandan nongovernmental organizations (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 77616 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 62985 Publication
Determinants of choice of migration destination (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4728 Policy Research Working Paper
Isolation and subjective welfare : evidence from South Asia (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4535 Policy Research Working Paper
Ce que l'Afrique doit faire pour encourager la croissance et creer plus d'emplois bien retribues (French)
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NOV 01, 2006 38168 Working Paper
What Africa needs to do to spur growth and create more well-paid jobs (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 42001 Working Paper French
What Africa needs to do to spur growth and create more well-paid jobs : Ce que l'Afrique doit faire pour stimuler la croissance et creer plus d'emplois bien remuneres (French)
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NOV 01, 2006 42001 Working Paper English
Risk sharing in labor markets (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 77416 Journal Article