Leadership & People
Research insight
Editorial from
Pamela Jakiela
Associate Professor, Williams College
November 16, 2022
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

10. Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequalities within countries and between countries

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice

RESEARCH SEMINAR | Under the the theme Economic Development in Africa, the NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center welcomes Pamela Jakiela from Williams College to present her work on credit constraints, targeting young women in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods.


This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods. One treatment offered participants a bundled intervention designed to simultaneously relieve credit and human capital constraints; a second treatment provided women with an unrestricted cash grant, but no training or other support. Both interventions had economically large and statistically significant impacts on income in the first year after treatment, but these impacts dissipated in the second year after treatment and did not return.

Read the paper here.

This content was originally published in Novafrica's website.

Pamela Jakiela
Associate Professor, Williams College

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