Youth unemployment is an increasing concern in developing countries, including Tanzania. Many governments and international organizations are encouraging self-employment through micro- and small-enterprise development as a solution.
IGL is undertaking and supporting a number of randomised controlled trials globally.
Previous research has shown that large capital grants to businesses can have large positive impacts on firm growth. While the microcredit literature found that microloans had modest impacts on firm outcomes it's possible that the loans were too small to significantly impact business performance.
Research on the effect of anonymity on individual’s creativity in idea generation sessions is inconclusive: anonymous brainstorming techniques supposedly perform better since they preclude evaluation apprehension; non-anonymous brainstorming techniques supposedly perform better since they reduce
How do entrepreneurs connect with mentors online, and what strategies can help them find an appropriate mentor? What are the impacts of online mentoring on entrepreneurial performance?
Does access to specialised knowledge and expert advice at an early stage increase the probability of survival of a company for the next 3 years?
How do habits of perspective affect useful creativity? How do habits of perspective influence the relationship between different incentive types and useful creativity?
One way of stimulating R&D is to provide support for R&D collaborations.
Women are grossly underrepresented in entrepreneurship, and each year the opportunity to develop millions of jobs in new ventures, globally, is lost due to this gap.
Does a scientific approach to business experimentation affect startups' performance? What is the effect of extending the use of a scientific approach on team validation?