Microfinance and women entrepreneurship: an impact assessment of a start-up loan programme, IMON International, Tajikistan

This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of a start-up loan plus entrepreneurship training. We compare women who received only training and women who ended up receiving training and start-up loan with a control group of existing borrower whom are matched on key observable indicators. We employ a difference-in-difference approach to evaluate the effect of the innovation on women entrepreneurship outcomes.