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A first step up the energy ladder ? low cost solar kits and household's welfare in Rural Rwanda (Inglês)

More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries are lacking access to electricity. Based on the assumption that electricity is a prerequisite for human development, the United Nations has proclaimed the goal of providing electricity to all by 2030. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS7859 OCT 12, 2016

Grimm,Michael; Munyehirwe,Anicet; Peters,Jorg; Sievert,Maximiliane Disclosed

Constrained firms, not subsistence activities : evidence on capital returns and accumulation in Peruvian microenterprises (Inglês)

Authors investigate the size of returns to capital and the determinants of capital accumulation in microenterprises (MEs) in a developing country context. ... Exibir mais +

Outro estudo sobre proteção social 77928 MAR 01, 2013

Gobel, Kristin; Grimm, Michael; Lay, Jann Disclosed

Kinship-ties and entrepreneurship in Western Africa (Inglês)

Small entrepreneurs in poor countries achieve relatively high marginal returns to capital but show only low re-investment rates. The literature is rather inconclusive about the possible causes. ... Exibir mais +

Outro estudo sobre proteção social 77936 FEB 01, 2013

Grimm, Michael; Gubert, Flore; Koriko, Ousman; Lay, Jann; Nordman, Christophe J. Disclosed

How much does utility access matter for the performance of micro and small enterprises? (Inglês)

The empirical evidence of the economic benefits of different utilities such as electricity, telecommunications and water is mixed and, in the case of micro and small enterprises, relatively thin. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 77935 NOV 01, 2012

Grimm, Michael; Hartwig, Renate; Lay, Jann Disclosed

Credit constrained in risky activities? : the determinants of capital stocks of micro and small firms in Western Africa (Inglês)

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in developing countries are typically considered to be severely credit constrained. Additionally, high business risks may partly explain why capital stocks of MSEs remain low. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 77923 MAY 01, 2012

Grimm, Michael; Lange, Simon; Lay, Jann Disclosed

Constrained gazelles : high potentials in West Africa's informal economy (Inglês)

The informal sector is typically characterized as being very heterogeneous and possibly composed of two clearly distinct segments, sometimes called the lower and upper tier. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 77926 MAR 01, 2012

Grimm, Michael; Knorringa, Peter; Lay, Jann Disclosed

Unlocking potential : tackling economic, institutional and social constraints of informal entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa : main findings and policy conclusions (Inglês)

In the past two decades, research on the informal sector has emphasized the heterogeneity of this part of the economy, example in terms of entry costs, firm size, and access to credit, forward- and backward linkages as well as human and physical capital endowments. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 77925 NOV 01, 2011

Grimm, Michael; Hoeven, Rolph van der; Lay, Jann Disclosed

Informal sector dynamics in times of fragile growth : the case of Madagascar (Inglês)

This paper investigates the dynamics of the informal sector in Madagascar during a period of fragile growth. Overall, the behavior of informal firms in terms of earnings, employment and capital accumulation points to a degree of heterogeneity which goes beyond a simple dualistic model and even a more refined model that would distinguish between an upper entrepreneurial and a lower subsistence tier within the informal sector. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 77929 SEP 01, 2011

Vaillant, Julia; Grimm, Michael; Lay, Jann; Roubaud, Francois Disclosed

Barriers to entry and returns to capital in informal activities : evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglês)

This paper investigates the patterns of capital entry barriers and capital returns in informal Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE's) using a unique micro data set seven West-African countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 77927 MAY 01, 2011

Grimm, Michael; Kruger, Jens; Lay, Jann Disclosed

Linking representative household models with household surveys for poverty analysis : a comparison of alternative methodologies (Inglês)

The authors compare three approaches to linking representative-household macro models with micro household income data in terms of their implications for measuring the poverty and distributional effects of policy shocks. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS3343 JUN 01, 2004

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Chen, Derek H.C.; Grimm, Michael

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A first step up the energy ladder ? low cost solar kits and household's welfare in Rural Rwanda (Inglês)
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OCT 12, 2016 WPS7859 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Constrained firms, not subsistence activities : evidence on capital returns and accumulation in Peruvian microenterprises (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
MAR 01, 2013 77928 Outro estudo sobre proteção social
Kinship-ties and entrepreneurship in Western Africa (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
FEB 01, 2013 77936 Outro estudo sobre proteção social
How much does utility access matter for the performance of micro and small enterprises? (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
NOV 01, 2012 77935 Documento de Trabalho
Credit constrained in risky activities? : the determinants of capital stocks of micro and small firms in Western Africa (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
MAY 01, 2012 77923 Documento de Trabalho
Constrained gazelles : high potentials in West Africa's informal economy (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
MAR 01, 2012 77926 Documento de Trabalho
Unlocking potential : tackling economic, institutional and social constraints of informal entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa : main findings and policy conclusions (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
NOV 01, 2011 77925 Documento de Trabalho
Informal sector dynamics in times of fragile growth : the case of Madagascar (Inglês)
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SEP 01, 2011 77929 Documento de Trabalho
Barriers to entry and returns to capital in informal activities : evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
MAY 01, 2011 77927 Documento de Trabalho
Linking representative household models with household surveys for poverty analysis : a comparison of alternative methodologies (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
JUN 01, 2004 WPS3343 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas