Category Archives: Research

Virtual Learning for Improved Livelihoods: Lessons from Female Micro-Entrepreneurs

“Voice of the Village” a collaboration with Dharma Life, Siriti and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. The Voice of the Village is a series of conversations on issues that affect those living in rural communities in India – inviting a wide breadth of stakeholders to collaborate and build solutions together. The fourth event […]

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Scale and fintech in Africa – some hard questions

Do we know how many African fintech companies have reached scale? Scale is often deemed a yardstick of success by investors, policy makers and practitioners. So it follows that we should be able to answer this question, right? However, this is not as simple as it may seem. There is established knowledge in academia on […]

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Education for all, occupational choice and business formation in Africa

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School (LBS), with his colleagues, Stellos Michalopoulous, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University and Tosrten Figueiredo Walter, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi is examining the success of school expenditure in terms of economic payoff in post-independence Africa. In a conversation with LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings.

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