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Reports

Revenue Capital: A Guide to the Understanding, Promotion, and Implementation of Revenue-Based Finance for Fast-Growth SMEs in the Middle East and North Africa

Tue, June 20, 2017
The purpose of this document is to Guide the reader through an incrementally deeper understanding of a type of finance that is being called by many “revenue capital.”

Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project: Measuring Job Impacts in the Haitian Apparel Sector Technical Report

Thu, June 1, 2017
The purpose of this study is to estimate the indirect and induced employment impacts of the Haitian apparel manufacturing sector.

A Market Systems Approach to Decent Work

Mon, May 8, 2017
A brief on what a market systems approach to decent work really is, with cases of what the Lab has done to further this area of research and some of the evidence that it has uncovered.

Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets: Insights from 43 Programs

Fri, May 5, 2017
Examining data from more than 2,400 early stage ventures that applied to 43 programs, this report compares acceleration in emerging markets versus high-income countries.

Survey to Explore Growth Barriers Faced by Female Entrepreneurs in East Africa

Tue, May 2, 2017
This report explores the challenges that female entrepreneurs face and their tendency to remain in micro and small businesses because of access to finance.

Evidence and Guidance on Women's Wage Employment

Fri, April 7, 2017
This report provides guidance on women’s employment and explores a number of investments that can be made to increase gender equity in labor markets and improve the terms and conditions of women’s employment.

Economic Strengthening for Female Sex Workers and Other Key Populations

Fri, March 31, 2017
In 2014, ASPIRES implemented an innovative research study to build the evidence on how ES can contribute to reducing FSWs’ vulnerability to HIV.

Survey to Explore Growth Barriers Faced by Female Entrepreneurs in East Africa

Wed, March 22, 2017
The aim of this report is to establish the growth barriers faced by female entrepreneurs that hinder them growing from micro and small enterprises to medium and large-sized businesses.

Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Financial Inclusion

Thu, March 9, 2017
This review presents the existing evidence on the impact of savings, credit, payments, and insurance products on women’s economic empowerment outcomes, as well as the remaining open research questions in each area.

Market Facilitation to Advance Financial Inclusion

Fri, February 3, 2017
This case study aims to contribute toward closing this knowledge gap, and shares an example of how a funder stimulated systemic change.

Project Technical Report: Study of Financial Flow Patterns Within a Market System

Tue, January 24, 2017
This study intends to identify the relationships between different types of actors within the agricultural ecosystem and also to have an understanding about their cash flow patterns and their savings, expenditure, and investment behavior.