Pricing, Targeting, and Effectiveness of Business-training Activities. Experimental Evidence from Ja (IADB-JA-T1148)

Countries
  • Jamaica
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Oct 4, 2017
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Borrower
Government of Jamaica
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.09 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 0.09 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.23 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Nov 7, 2017


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Project Description
The operation's objective is to improve the pricing, targeting, and effectiveness of business training activities. For this purpose, the project will assess if and when it is possible and desirable to charge a positive price for business-training programs for micro, small and medium enterprises. Based on these pricing analysis, the project will also help to understand whether the effectiveness of business-training activities can be increased by improving targeting, and whether providers can achieve financial sustainability by charging a positive price without screening out a large share of entrepreneurs who might have a limited willingness to pay.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Contact Information
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