Library items filed under: Quantitative Research
Asset Transfer Programme for the Ultra Poor The world’s poorest people lack both capital and skills and are trapped in low return occupations. Whether their economic lives can be transformed by programmes which attempt to tackle both constraints by providing assets and training to enable them to run small businesses is however unknown. To shed …
Failure vs. Displacement: Why an Innovative Anti-Poverty Program showed no Net Impact – DRAFT (July 2012)
This document present results from a randomized trial of an innovative anti-poverty program in India. Instead of a safety net, the program provides “ultra-poor” households with inputs to create a new livelihood and attain economic independence. We find no statistically significant evidence of lasting net impact on consumption, income or asset accumulation. The main impact was …
Targeting—What Strategy, for What Purpose? – Insights from Honduras and Peru – Quantitative Research
Insights from Honduras and Peru – Quantitative Research
This study reports the results of a randomized impact evaluation of a program designed to reach the poorest of the poor and elevate them out of extreme poverty at Bandhan in West Bengal, India. The program, which includes the direct transfer of productive assets (e.g. livestock) and additional training, was initially developed in Bangladesh by …
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