What are we learning from business training and entrepreneurship evaluations around the developing world?

David McKenzie Christopher Woodruff
World Bank

Business training programs are a popular policy option to try to improve the performance of enterprises around the world. The last few years have seen rapid growth in the number of evaluations of these programs in developing countries.

The authors undertake a critical review of these studies with the goal of synthesizing the emerging lessons and understanding the limitations of the existing research and the areas in which more work is needed.