PEDL Research Note. The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

Abstract

This project piloted the first ever randomized evaluation of ‘microfranchising,’ measuring the impact of a program intended to help young women in Nairobi launch small-scale franchise businesses. Preliminary findings show that young women involved in microfranchising are more likely to become self-employed entrepreneurs as a result of the intervention. This, in turn, suggests that the burden of devising a business plan significantly contributes to hindering entrepreneurship in developing countries. The experiment is currently being scaled up to a larger multi-arm impact evaluation that will assess the impact of the microfranchising program compared to both a pure control and an unrestricted cash grant treatment.

Citation

Brudevold, A.; Honorati, M.; Jakiela, P.; Ozier, O. PEDL Research Note. The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi. Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), (2014) 3 pp.

PEDL Research Note. The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

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