Scoping Studies

November 29, 2016

Scoping Study:  Gender Differences in Enterprise Surveys

The Objectives of this Policy Research Scoping Study are:

  1. Determine whether and how the gender-disaggregated Enterprise Survey data can be used to understand better how male and female owned or managed businesses are impacted by the business environment.
  2. Develop a methodology for using the data to understand better these differences, and the implications for BER.

September 30, 2016

Scoping Study: Formalisation of Smallholder Agriculture

The Objectives of this Policy Research Scoping Study are:

  1. To assess the need for a study that looks in more depth at the impact of formalisation on the small-holder agricultural and agribusiness sectors in different contexts
  2. To propose an approach for further work that would help DFID understand the optimum sequencing of formalisation efforts.

Formalisation of Smallholder Agriculture

April 1, 2016

Scoping Study: BER in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS)

The Objectives of this Policy Research Scoping  Study are:

  • To provide a summary of the availability of evidence on how to design effective BER in FCAS;
  • To identify the key complete or ongoing research on business environment reform in FCAS;
  • To identify the key gaps in the evidence that should be addressed as a matter of priority for DFID;
  • To make recommendations for further research to help build evidence around these gaps.
 Fragile and Conflict Affected States

February 02, 2017

Scoping Study: Customary Law and Women’s Entrepreneurship

Business environment reforms on women’s employment and business activity need to also consider the influence of socio-cultural factors. The objective of the scoping study will be to address the overarching questions:

  • What (specific) impact on women in enterprises – as owners and as employees?      This will include discussing the notions of customary laws and practices, noting when they overlap and how they differ.
  • What implications do these have , and in what ways can business environment reform (BER) take these into consideration to address these challenges?
  • To what extent and in what ways, if any, do customary laws and practices determine the sectors in which women in business tend to engage? This will take into account both formal and informal economies.