A big push for entrepreneurship: Lessons from a field experiment

Using a field experiment from BRAC - a development organisation in Bangladesh - as an entry point economist Esther Duflo, co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and 2019 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, shows how one big boost to women living in extreme poverty can help their businesses take off, with long-lasting positive impact for them and the next generation. Duflo shares lessons learned from the programme, with insights on impact measurement and implications for global development.