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Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Female participation in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region. However, women-owned businesses significantly underperform those owned by men. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8239 NOV 07, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Gassier,Marine Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR28191 JUN 29, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR25176 DEC 29, 2016

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR22754 JUN 09, 2016

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao

Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR21628 DEC 10, 2015

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao

Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors (English)

A range of reasons is cited to explain gender differences in business performance in Africa. Within those, the sector of operations is consistently identified as a major issue. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7503 DEC 02, 2015

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mcgorman,Laura; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Pimhidzai,Obert Disclosed

Making it easier for women in Malawi to formalize their firms and access financial services (English)

The global rate of informal firms is high, especially for those that are women-owned and in the poorest countries, despite 149 economies implementing 368 reforms to simplify the registration process in a recent ten-year period. ... See More +

Brief 95656 MAR 01, 2015

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (English)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7183 JAN 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development - P127209 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA8077 APR 22, 2014

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao

Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Uganda (English)

Worldwide, female entrepreneurs tend to experience lower productivity and profit than their male peers. One reason for this is that women tend to be concentrated in less profitable businesses. ... See More +

Brief 93894 JAN 01, 2014

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mcgorman,Laura; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Pimhidzai,Obert Disclosed

Women and trade in Africa : realizing the potential (English)

Regional trade in Africa can play a vital role in diversifying economies and reducing dependence on the export of a few mineral products, in delivering food and energy security, in generating jobs for the increasing numbers of young people, and in alleviating poverty and promoting a shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 82520 JAN 01, 2013

Brenton, Paul; Gamberoni, Elisa; Sear, Catherine; Mora, Maria Elena Garcia; Roshan, Sabrina; Ndumbe, Louis Njie; Ityavyar, Susan D.; Baffes, John; Maratou-Kolias, Laura; Coste, Antoine; Dihel, Nora; Christian,, Michelle; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Bossuroy, Thomas; Campos, Francisco; Coville, Aidan; Goldstein, Markus; Roberts, Gareth; Sequeira, Sandra; Kweka, Josaphat; Haji, Mahjabeen Disclosed

Lessons for matching grant programs from failed attempts to evaluate them (English)

This note illustrates a case where attempting to do impact evaluations can provide valuable knowledge, even if the impact evaluations ultimately are unable to be completed. ... See More +

Brief 76388 JAN 01, 2013

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coville,Aidan; Fernandes, An Disclosed

Learning from the experiments that never happened : lessons from trying to conduct randomized evaluations of matching grant programs in Africa (English)

Matching grants are one of the most common policy instruments used by developing country governments to try to foster technological upgrading, innovation, exports, use of business development services and other activities leading to firm growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6296 DEC 01, 2012

Campos, Francisco; Coville, Aidan; Fernandes, Ana M.; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Gender gaps at the enterprise level : evidence from South Africa (English)

Female-owned small to medium businesses in the Western Cape Province in South Africa are less productive, generate lower revenues and have less employees than male-owned enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 75559 SEP 01, 2011

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

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Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8239 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 ISR28191 Implementation Status and Results Report
Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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DEC 29, 2016 ISR25176 Implementation Status and Results Report
Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 09, 2016 ISR22754 Implementation Status and Results Report
Guinea-Bissau - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development : P127209 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 ISR21628 Implementation Status and Results Report
Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7503 Policy Research Working Paper
Making it easier for women in Malawi to formalize their firms and access financial services (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2015 95656 Brief
Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7183 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Private Sector Rehabilitation & Agribusiness Development - P127209 (English)
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APR 22, 2014 ISDSA8077 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93894 Brief
Women and trade in Africa : realizing the potential (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82520 Working Paper
Lessons for matching grant programs from failed attempts to evaluate them (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76388 Brief
Learning from the experiments that never happened : lessons from trying to conduct randomized evaluations of matching grant programs in Africa (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6296 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender gaps at the enterprise level : evidence from South Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 75559 Brief