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PE-T1369 : Soft Skills and Occupational Choices Among Female Microentrepreneurs

Project Status: Approved

The research conducted under this Technical Cooperation (TC) will generate relevant knowledge that will be useful to improve women's empowerment, labor market outcomes, and their income-generating capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, this TC will look at the effect of providing training on soft-skills on the occupational choices and income of female microentrepreneurs. The evidence shows that business trainings on entrepreneurial hard-skills have little impact on business growth and productivity. The project proposed will answer two urgent policy questions: (i) are soft skills for microentrepreneurs good and/or necessary complements to the hard-skills that business trainings have traditionally provided?; (ii) are microenterprises failing to grow because they do not

Project Detail

Project Number
PE-T1369
Approval date
June 06, 2017
Project Country
Peru
Project Sector
SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Project Subsector
SOCIAL INVESTMENT-GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN?S EMPOWERMENT
Project Type
Technical Cooperation
Environmental and social impact category
C
Project Status
Approved

Project Information

Total Cost
USD 0
Country counterpart financing
USD 0
Fund
Ordinary Capital