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Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context

by Sonja Fransen, Isabel Ruiz, Carlos Vargas-Silva | Monday, 3 July, 2017

Knowledge about the economic implications of refugee return is essential in order to develop adequate policies in the post-conflict period. In this paper we explore differences in economic outcomes between return migrant... Continue Reading

Promoting Migrant Remittances using Mobile Banking: Evidence from a Field Experiment

by Pedro Vicente, Catia Batista | Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

The recent introduction of mobile banking services in rural areas of Mozambique created the opportunity to undertake a randomized impact evaluation of the introduction of this technology in rural and traditionally unba... Continue Reading

Girls Empowered by Microfranchising: Estimating The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

by Andrew Brudevold, Maddalena Honorati, Pamela Jakiela, Owen Ozier | Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

We directly compare two promising approaches to increasing sustainable entrepreneurship among young women: a multifaceted entrepreneurship promotion program and a comparably valued unconditional cash grant. Both interv... Continue Reading

Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Initial Evidence from a Field Experiment

by Catia Batista, Pedro Vicente | Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

The limitations of access to finance in Africa, together with the recent boom in cell phone use in that continent, created high expectations regarding the introduction of mobile money in many African countries. The succe... Continue Reading

Information Frictions in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

by Vittorio Bassi, Aisha Nansamba | Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

We study how lack of information on the skills of workers a ects both employers and job seekers. To do so, we design and implement a eld experiment in the Ugandan labor market: through the provision of certi cations, we ... Continue Reading

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