Informal employment is pervasive in low-income African countries, including Malawi, where 93 per cent of firms have not registered with the government. Authors evaluated the impact of three interventions aimed at formalising small businesses: (1) one offering unregistered firms assistance with free business registration; (2) one offering a combination of help with free business registration and with separate tax registration; and (3) one adding information sessions at a bank that ended with an offer of opening a business bank account.
Authors of this report estimate the impacts of teacher training programmes aimed at secondary school maths and science teachers on their subject knowledge, teaching practices and student test scores. These training programmes form a key component of the government's efforts to improve quality through the School Sector Development Programme.
Authors of this report evaluate the impact of an intervention that uses a behavioural science approach to increase vaccination coverage in Ethiopia by providing nonmonetary incentives to caregivers and health workers.