By Irani Arraiz, Diether Beuermann, Michael Frese, Alessandro Maffioli, Diego Ubfal, Daniel Verth
Summary and Key Findings
The goal of this project is to estimate the effect of entrepreneurship training programs in Jamaica using a randomized control trial. The study will measure the effects of a training on non-cognitive skills (with focus on personal initiative) and of a longer training including a course on personal initiative and another one on business practices. The evaluation will be based on a comparison of relevant outcomes between those entrepreneurs randomly selected to be offered free training in one or both modules and a group of entrepreneurs randomly selected to receive no offer to participate in the training.