Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-Up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka

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De Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: randomized experiment | Weibliche Führungskräfte | trajectory of treatment effects | female self-employment | business start-up | Führungskräfteentwicklung | M53 | Wirkungsanalyse | J16 | business training | Selbstständige | O12 | L26 | HD28 | Unternehmenserfolg | Sri Lanka | Primary Education,Competitiveness and Competition Policy,Business in Development,Business Environment,Access&Equity in Basic Education | Unternehmensgründung | business start-up, randomized experiment, female self-employment, business training, trajectory of treatment effects
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:M53 | jel:O12 | jel:L26 | jel:J16

We conduct a randomized experiment in Sri Lanka to measure the impact of the most commonly used business training course in developing countries, the Start-and-Improve Your Business (SIYB) program. In contrast to existing business training evaluations which are restrict... View more
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