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Impact Evaluation of Small and Medium Enterprise Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
  • Hong W. Tan
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    This report was co-funded by research grant from the World Bank's research committee for a regional study evaluating Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Support Programs in Latin America and support from the poverty reduction and economic management division of the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank. The objective of the study was to rigorously evaluate SME programs in four Latin American countries Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru to gain insights into whether SME programs work, which programs perform better than others, and why. This report should be of interest to country governments, policymakers with responsibilities for SMEs, local researchers and the private sector in the region, as well as World Bank staff and bilateral donors. However, the findings and conclusions expressed in this report are entirely those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the World Bank, its Board of Directors or the countries it represents.

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 2298 and published in 2011.

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    Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies - ICT Policy and Strategies Poverty Reduction - Poverty Impact Evaluation Private Sector Development - E-Business Finance and Financial Sector Development - Microfinance Poverty Reduction - Poverty Monitoring & Analysis;

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    1. World Bank, 2004. "Chile : A Strategy to Promote Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises," World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank 14352, The World Bank.
    2. Heckman, James J & Ichimura, Hidehiko & Todd, Petra E, 1997. "Matching as an Econometric Evaluation Estimator: Evidence from Evaluating a Job Training Programme," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(4), pages 605-54, October.
    3. Heckman, James J & Ichimura, Hidehiko & Todd, Petra, 1998. "Matching as an Econometric Evaluation Estimator," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 65(2), pages 261-94, April.
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    5. Goldberg , Mike & Palladini, Eric, 2008. "Chile : a strategy to promote innovative small and medium enterprises," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 4518, The World Bank.
    6. José Miguel Benavente & Gustavo Crespi & Alessandro Maffioli, 2007. "Public Support to Firm-Level Innovation: An Evaluation of the FONTEC Program," OVE Working Papers, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) 0507, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE).
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    1. Vijayaraghavan, K. & Dutz, Mark A., 2012. "Biotechnology innovation for inclusive growth : a study of Indian policies to foster accelerated technology adaptation for affordable development," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 6022, The World Bank.

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