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The Returns to Microenterprise Support Among the Ultra-Poor: A Field Experiment in Post-War Uganda

Christopher Blattman, Eric P. Green, Julian C. Jamison, M. Christian Lehmann, Jeannie Annan

NBER Working Paper No. 21310
Issued in June 2015

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Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) implemented the program and we thank Jackie Aldrette, Fabio Beltramini, Ezio Castelli, Filippo Ciantia, Francesco Frigerio, John Makoha, Francesca Oliva, Federico Riccio, Samuele Rizzo, and Massimo Zucca. For comments we thank Abhijit Banerjee, Theresa Betancourt, Gustavo Bobonis, Esther Duflo, Nathan Fiala, Don Green, Nathan Hansen, Dean Karlan, Bentley MacLeod, David McKenzie, anonymous referees, and seminar participants at GWU, Harvard, MIT, USAID, the World Bank, and Yale. A Vanguard charitable trust and the World Bank's Learning on Gender and Conflict in Africa (LOGiCA) trust fund funded the research. This article does not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or the U.S. government. For research assistance we thank Filder Aryemo, Natalie Carlson, Samantha DeMartino, Mathilde Emeriau, Sara Lowes, Lucy Martin, Godfrey Okot, Richard Peck, Alex Segura, Xing Xia, and Adam Xu through Innovations for Poverty Action. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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