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"Christopher Woodruff talks to Viv Davies about his recent research in Sri Lanka that looks at the constraints to growth of micro-enterprises and how to generate job creation; he highlights the effects of wage subsidies, savings programmes, entrepreneurship training, firm registration and the transition from small informal firms to more dynamic enterprises."
“After a comprehensive review of existing studies, with particular focus on recent randomized control trials,” David Roodman released a new book arguing that “the average impact of microcredit on poverty reduction of clients is zero.” How should the SME movement learn from the research on microfinance?
DtW's technical assistance to the recent school-based deworming program in Delhi is made possible by the generous support of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF). In two recent blog posts, MSDF Program Officer Urvashi Prasad describes...
Cheryl Chapman writes on Caroline Fiennes, author of soon to be published It ain't what you give, it's the way that you give it who cites IPA as proof that donors care about evidence. An excerpt:
"For example, in comparing programmes that address why children in India do not go to school, [IPA's study] identified that a dollar can be 25 times more effective in one program than if invested in another. No donor I have spoken to hasn't understood that and been affected by that statistic.”
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