Path to Scale Award for SLO Project

Our Showing Life Opportunities (SLO) project has won the prestigious Path to Scale Award granted by Innovations for Poverty Action, a US-based non-profit that sponsors experimental work in development economics. The award recognizes SLO’s achievements in scaling up interventions from specific experimental settings to large-scale applications. It was handed out to EPIE members Dr. Igor Asanov and Francisco Flores during a ceremony at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

SLO studies the effectiveness of psychology-based trainings provided through online courses in fostering innovative entrepreneurship. This a currently tested in a large-scale randomized control trial including about 20,000 high school students in Ecuador.

SLO is a joint project by INCHER-Kassel, HEC and ENSAE Paris, Warwick Business School, the World Bank’s research department and the government of Ecuador. It is funded by Innovation Growth Lab, the World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund, Innovations for Poverty Action, funds from the French excellence initiative as well as INCHER-Kassel.