Evidence in Business Training for Entrepreneurs: An Interactive Discussion

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.


Speakers:


Emily Sylvia, Policy Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Lab

Serene Ho, Senior Policy Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Lab