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A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Expanding job opportunities in Ghana (English)

Ghana was, until very recently, a success story in Africa, achieving high and sustained growth and impressive poverty reduction. However, Ghana is now facing major challenges in diversifying its economy, sustaining growth, and making it more inclusive. ... See More +

Publication 109384 OCT 20, 2016

Honorati,Maddalena; Johansson De Silva,Sara Disclosed

Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)

Creating productive jobs is one of the greatest challenges in Ghana. This paper looks at job creation and its relationship with firm productivity and the quality of jobs among registered firms in the Ghanaian private sector, based on the 2013 World Bank Enterprise Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7835 SEP 27, 2016

Francis,David C.; Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

Harnessing youth potential in Ghana : a policy note (English)

This policy note provides a view of the main challenges facing Ghana youth and proposes policy options to address them. The note: (i) highlights youth key characteristics from the perspective of their skills and jobs and the constraints they face, (ii) describes the institutional set up and strategy governing youth employment interventions in Ghana and what is known about existing initiatives in Ghana, and (iii) proposes policy avenues going forward and the particular role the government can play. ... See More +

Working Paper 106877 JUN 01, 2016

Honorati,Maddalena; Johansson De Silva,Sara Disclosed

The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)

This study uses a randomized experiment to evaluate the impacts of the training and internship program piloted in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank’s Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7404 AUG 27, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been underway in the developing and emerging world. Country after country is systematically providing non-contributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. ... See More +

Publication 97882 JUN 29, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

The nuts and bolts of designing and implementing training programs in developing countries (English)

Training programs mainly address market failures related to lack of skills (technical, cognitive, non-cognitive). This paper conducts a comprehensive review of training programs effectiveness in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 78980 JUN 01, 2013

Honorati, Maddalena; McArdle, Thomas P Disclosed

Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries : a meta regression analysis (English)

This paper provides a synthetic and systematic review on the effectiveness of various entrepreneurship programs in developing countries. It adopts a meta-regression analysis using 37 impact evaluation studies that were in the public domain by March 2012, and draws out several lessons on the design of the programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6402 APR 01, 2013

Cho, Yoonyoung; Honorati, Maddalena Disclosed

Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries : a meta regression analysis (English)

Fostering entrepreneurship is widely perceived to be a critical policy agenda to expand employment and earning opportunities and to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 77168 APR 01, 2013

Cho, Yoonyoung; Honorati, Maddalena Disclosed

Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)

Throughout the developing world there is a growing demand for advice on the design of policies to facilitate access of the most vulnerable individuals to jobs, while reducing their dependency from public income support schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67610 MAR 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Arbelaez, Juliana; Honorati, Maddalena; Kuddo, Arvo; Lohmann, Tanja; Ovadiya, Mirey; Pop, Lucian; Puerta, Maria Laura Sanchez; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Results readiness in social protection and labor operations : technical guidance notes for labor markets task teams (English)

Labor allocation to its most efficient use, promoting employment and human capital investment as well as functioning labor markets can contribute to long? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 60080 FEB 01, 2011

Honorati, Maddalena Disclosed

Results readiness in social protection and labor operations (English)

The main focus of the social protection and labor portfolio is on strengthening client's institutional capacity in the design and implementation of programs, but projects are not well equipped to track progress in this area. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 60084 FEB 01, 2011

Rawlings, Laura; Honorati, Maddalena; Rubio, Gloria; Domelen, Julie Van Disclosed

Corruption, business environment, and small business fixed investment in India (English)

This paper estimates a structural dynamic business investment equation and an error correction model of fixed assets growth on a sample of predominantly small and mid-size manufacturers in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4356 SEP 01, 2007

Honorati, Maddalena; Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

Corruption, the business environment, and small business growth in India (English)

This paper estimates a dynamic business growth equation on a sample of small-scale manufacturers. The results suggest that excessive labor regulation, power shortages, and problems of access to finance are significant influences on industrial growth in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4338 AUG 01, 2007

Honorati, Maddalena; Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

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A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Expanding job opportunities in Ghana (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 109384 Publication
Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7835 Policy Research Working Paper
Harnessing youth potential in Ghana : a policy note (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106877 Working Paper
The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7404 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 97882 Publication
The nuts and bolts of designing and implementing training programs in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78980 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries : a meta regression analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6402 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries : a meta regression analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77168 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Results readiness in social protection and labor operations : technical guidance notes for labor markets task teams (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 60080 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Results readiness in social protection and labor operations (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 60084 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Corruption, business environment, and small business fixed investment in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4356 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption, the business environment, and small business growth in India (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4338 Policy Research Working Paper