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Industrial Production Data

This page hosts the data on industrial growth rates (manufacturing growth rates where possible) presented in Bénétrix, O’Rourke and Williamson (2015), updated in Bénétrix, O’Rourke and Williamson (2017). We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the European Research Council, under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement no. 249546.

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The limits of microfinance

Microfinance has helped millions of the world's poor build better lives. But can it help the world's poorest people, who spend most of their lives growing food to feed their families, to diversify into other jobs? Jack Thiemel tells Tim Phillips about the impact of one of these projects, and what it tells us about the best ways to help the ultra-poor.