Constraints to growth in Sri Lanka and private enterprise development in low-income countries

February 2, 2012


CFSP member Christopher Woodruff sat down with Viv Davies of VOX to disuss his recent research in Sri Lanka that looks at the constraints to growth of micro-enterprises and how to generate job creation; he highlights the effects of wage subsidies, savings programmes, entrepreneurship training, firm registration and the transition from small informal firms to more dynamic enterprises. They also discuss a new 5-year competitive research grants programme, directed by Woodruff and co-ordinated by CEPR, that focuses on private enterprise development in low-income countries. To listen, download an audio file, or read a transcript, click here.