Consultant, Trade and Competitiveness Impact Program, the World Bank Group

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What I do

Alejandra is a consultant for the 'Trade and Competitiveness Impact Program'. Her work has focused on performing quantitative research on trade and competitiveness issues. After completing her Master's in Public Administration, she joined the World Bank where she is currently coordinating the design, data collection and analysis for the South East Europe Trade Facilitation Impact Evaluation and the High Impact Entrpreneurship Program Impact Evaluation in Mexico. She is also conducting research on the use of mixed methods to improve the quality of impact evaluations.

Governments in developing and developed countries frequently use policy tools such as matching grants to promote growth and innovation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A matching grant is a type of subsidy where firms commit to invest money in certain activities once the government grant is received. International aid and multilateral organizations also promote matching grants as a private sector development policy; for example, the World Bank has invested at least $1.2 billion dollars in matching grant programs targeting SMEs.
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David Atkin
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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