We are a team of professionals led by Virginia Robano. Virginia (PhD in economics) has more than twenty years of experience in the design, analysis and evaluation of public policies in the areas of gender parity, responsible and sustainable innovation, and fostering a dynamic and entrepreneurial business ecosystem.

She has been a consultant for the IDB, the World Bank, OECD, ILO, UN Women, and advisor to numerous companies and institutions in Germany, Bangladesh, France, Peru, the United States and Uruguay.



  1. Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings in Latin America: an Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap
    Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014 (12) pp. 339-361
  2. Assessing the Frontiers of Ultra-Poverty Reduction: Evidence from CFPR/TUP I, an Innovative Program in Bangladesh.
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 62 N. 2, January 2014, pp 339-380
  3. Intergenerational Mobility and Entrepreneurship in Uruguay Latin American Journal of Economics, vol 51 N0 2 pp 195-226, November 2014
  4. The Part-time Premium Enigma: an Assessment of the Chilean Case
    Economia, Spring 2014, volume 14, Number 2, pp 29-54
  5. On Intergenerational (Im)mobility in Latin America.
    Latin American Economic Review 2015, volume 24, issue 1
  6. Unleashing the export potential of Greek SMEs OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, 2016, Number 41 
  7. Financing approaches for tourism SMEs and entrepreneurs (2017).
    OECD Tourism Papers, 2017/03, OECD Publishing, Paris
  8. Multidimensional Targeting and Evaluation: a General Framework and an Empirical Application (2014).
    Available as IZA working paper 7593 and as OPHI working paper 65 with Stephen C. Smith
  9. On the feasibility of constructing a composite index of Ease to Finance for SMEs and Entrepreneurs (2014)
    With Jonathan Potter


Chapters in books

  1. The Role of Public Financial Institutions in Fostering Access to Finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs, chapter 2.5 in Enhancing Financial Accessibility for SMEs: Lessons from recent Crises, (2014) Asian Development Bank, ISBN 978-92-9092-488-1
  2. Challenges for SME Finance, lessons from ADB and OECD experiences, chapter 4 in Enhancing Financial Accessibility for SMEs: Lessons from recent Crises, (2014) Asian Development Bank, ISBN 978-92-9092-488-1
  3. Case study on Crowdfunding, chapter 5 in New Approaches to SME and Entrepreneurship Financing: Broadening the Range of Instruments (2015) DOI:10.1787/9789264240957-en
  4. Access to finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs: Trends and Policies in OECD countries, Chapter 11 (2015). Available here
  5. Tourism Policy Review of Mexico, Chapter 5, (Enero 2017) OECD Studies on Tourism, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  6. Investment and Financing for Sustainable Tourism Development, OECD Publishing, Paris, forthcoming


Book compilations


Enhancing Financial Accessibility for SMEs: Lessons from Recent Crises, joint Asian Development Bank-OECD Study 2014, book compilation


Contributions to collective work


17. Panorama Laboral de América Latina y el Caribe, 2019, section 4.1

18. Increasing Productivity in Traditional Small Enterprises, case study of Uruguay (2015), OECD/CFE/SME

19. The measurement of Public Sector Productivity (OECD/GOV, 2015)

20. The Regulatory Environment for SMEs, OECD/CFE/SME (2014)

21. Multidimensional Review of Uruguay: vol 1. Initial Assessment, Development Centre, OECD 2014

22. Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014, OECD

23. Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: an OECD Scoreboard

24. Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015: an OECD Scoreboard

25. Rapport sur l’evolution des PME 2013, Bpifrance

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