Recent Publications and Resources

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National Small Business Survey of Uganda

The survey aimed to identify constraints to MSMEs’ development and growth with a focus on access to finance, infrastructure, business development services, markets and technology ...
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What are the features of urbanisation and cities that promote productivity, employment and salaries?

This paper provides a summary of the evidence and a synthesis of the key arguments around how a range of features affect the relationship between urbanisation and productivity, employment and salaries ...
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Making Market Linkages

Weak linkages between businesses within an economy result in inefficiencies, missed opportunities and often, over reliance upon imported goods and services. This topic guide looks at initiatives to improve these linkages and create sustainable economic ties with and between local businesses, particularly SMEs and with international enterprises ...
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Education economics- A guide through the subject

This Topic Guide seeks to provide an introduction to the main questions and controversies in education economics, especially with respect to developing countries ...
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Southern Africa Trade and Investment Flows

This paper looks at trade and investment flows in Southern African countries. The paper highlights the major product group (both in and out) for DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa ...
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Economic empowerment for adolescent girls

This paper presents the results of a literature review of evidence that supports the assertion that economically empowering girls can contribute to the prevention of certain outcomes such as early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting in developing country contexts ...
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The New High-Tech Entrepreneurs, Bringing the Efficiency & Productivity of Personal Computing to U.S. Companies

The first rigorous attempt to profile high-tech entrepreneurs, measure the market for their products and services, and estimate the impact of the demand for those products and services. For a copy of this report, contact Jake Lansche at ...
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Microfinance Decision Support System

A scientific, expedient, and cost- effective system for assessing customer demand, needs, and risk. The Microfinance Decision Support System applies sound economics, empirical research, and statistical techniques to guide MFIs’ strategic decisions. The system consists of a custom-built assessment methodology and user friendly software interface that estimates potential demand for a financial institution’s products and services, as well potential risks associated with providing those products and services to individual customers. What are the current features of the system? Provision of empirical basis for geographic expansion decisions Identification of socioeconomic attributes that drive the need for products and services Efficient matching ...