Evidence in Business Training

How can business training programs help young entrepreneurs to start, sustain, and grow their own businesses? Are these programs ​effective in assisting youth, and what are the commonly-held beliefs about the success of these programs? ​These are questions researchers in the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) network grapple with every day.

Join J-PAL Policy staff for an interactive conversation about how researchers in the J-PAL network use randomized evaluations to test different approaches to training and supporting youth entrepreneurs. We’ll talk about what types of programs are promising and why, and discuss how J-PAL’s staff around the world are using this evidence to influence real-world policy decisions.


Serene Ho, Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL

Emily Sylvia, Policy Associate, J-PAL