Firms, Entrepreneurship & Markets

Private sector development has been the main engine of economic growth for many developing countries and emerging markets. Can smart policy remove constraints to enable profit-making enterprises of all sizes to be more productive?

Private sector development has been the main engine of economic growth for many developing countries and emerging markets. Can smart policy remove constraints to enable profit-making enterprises of all sizes to be more productive?

Highlights

News, events, and insights from our policy-research engagements on firms and markets around the world.

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EPoD faculty Jie Bai discusses improving production, fighting corruption, and optimizing markets in China.

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Determining risk is a hurdle for financial inclusion practitioners, as well as a barrier for micro-businesses looking to expand.

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Insights into ways microfinance can be refined to strengthen its beneficial impact for the world’s poorest women. 

Projects

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What obstacles do women face when accessing vocational training in Pakistan?

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Schools need resources to innovate, but financing is a major constraint.

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We connect low-cost schools to curriculum development, teacher training and technology.

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A functioning teacher labor market can generate a virtuous cycle of education and learning.

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A large-scale examination of the impacts of the expansion of financial services in southern India.

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The Chinese automobile industry has demonstrated remarkable growth and quality upgrading over the past decade.