We design and apply a randomised controlled trial that seeks to examine the overall impact of a nationwide training program for female entrepreneurs that own small or medium businesses in the tourism and garment sectors in the Kyrgyz Republic on outcome variables related to business growth and decision making. Unlike other studies, we are able to exploit panel data based on three rounds of post-intervention surveys, plus the baseline. Thus, four data rounds in total. We use an ANCOVA model and find small positive impacts on longer-term investments in labour inputs, though these investments do not translate into higher sales or profits.
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This work was made possible by the United States Agency for International Development. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. The evaluation was commissioned by the Office of Gender Equality and Women?s Empowerment in USAID?s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) under the E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project (contract number AID-OAA-M-13-00017).
- Business training
- Kyrgyz Republic