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Showing Life Opportunities: Increasing opportunity-driven entrepreneurship and STEM careers through online courses in schools

By Igor Asanov, Thomas Åstebro, Guido Buenstorf, Bruno Crepon, Diego d'Andria, Francisco Flores, David McKenzie, Mona Mensmann, Mathis Schulte on Friday, 26 April 2019.

How might a government encourage more opportunity-led entrepreneurship and science-led innovation careers at a large scale? Igor Asanov et al tackle opportunities in STEM in a RCT funded by the IGL Grants Programme.

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If it worked there, will it work here?

By Triin Edovald on Tuesday, 16 April 2019.

The problem with the external validity of impact evaluations has not gone away. Quite the opposite, policymakers in many different sectors have access to an increasing amount of evidence of “what works in a particular context” and policymakers are often left to believe that policy design can be based on evidence of what worked in other contexts.

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Don't overlook local skills: Effective policies to improve business practices

By Hugo Cuello on Monday, 15 April 2019.

Small businesses face significant challenges and constraints. Managerial and business skills are crucial elements that affect whether a firm survives and increases their profits. Given this, many business training programmes have been developed and implemented across the globe. But how successful are these programmes?

New experiments are shaping the way we think about innovation, entrepreneurship and growth

By Hugo Cuello on Friday, 21 December 2018.

What is the best way to support SMEs adopt Artificial Intelligence technologies? Which nudges encourage employees to develop new ideas within their organisations? Can algorithms improve labour matching platforms? In the 21st century, policymakers face tough challenges, but they also count with a new set of tools from digital to behavioural to tackle them. However, it’s important to test these new projects and gather enough evidence to support policymakers to make more informed decisions.