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Title: Teaching business in Tanzania: Evaluating participation and performance
Authors: Bjorvatn, Kjetil
Tungodden, Bertil
Keywords: Microcredit
Small enterprises
Business training
Evaluation
Tanzania
Jel:
C93
I21
J24
O12
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2009: 9
Abstract: There is increased awareness that success among small scale entrepreneurs in developing countries requires more than microfinance, and that an important limiting factor for business growth is the level of human capital among the entrepreneurs. The present paper uses a randomized control trial to evaluate a business training program in Tanzania. Our results show that there is a positive average treatment effect on business knowledge. It also appears that training has a stronger effect on the entrepreneurs with less formal education. Paradoxically, these entrepreneurs are also less consistent in their participation in the training program. An important implication from our study is therefore that when providing business training, special care should be given to ensure high participation rates.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/431
ISBN: 978-82-8062-374-4
ISSN: 1890-5048
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