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National Survey and Segmentation of Smallholder Households, Bangladesh

Thu, July 13, 2017
CGAP conducted a survey of smallholder households in Bangladesh in 2016, which explored the agricultural and nonagricultural activities, financial practices and interests, and challenges and aspirations of smallholder families.

The State of Microinsurance 2017

Thu, July 6, 2017
Microinsurance solutions for climate change, focusing on pioneering ideas in the way microinsurance is being designed and offered and highlighting key lessons learned from a range of different programs and initiatives.

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.