The Impact of Emergency Job Retention Assistance on Labor Market Outcomes for Informal Firms and Workers in Ghana

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Grupo objetivo:
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Informal workers
Resultado de interés:
  • Employment
  • Firm survival and sustainability
Tipo de intervención:
  • Cash transfers
  • Conditional cash transfers
  • COVID-19 response
  • Unconditional cash transfers
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A large share of workers in sub-Saharan Africa work in informal firms and lack access to formal unemployment insurance. Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of providing emergency job retention assistance to firms and workers on firm survival, worker-firm match survival, and labor market outcomes for firm owners and workers in Ghana’s informal sector. Research is ongoing; results are forthcoming.