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Papers/Reports | June 27, 2012

Group Performance in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

This paper shares findings from a large-scale Randomized Control Trial of households that participated in Savings and Internal Lending Community groups in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It compares the performance of groups supported by Private Service Providers and groups supported by project-paid field agents. This is the third research brief in the SILC Innovations series.


  • Project background

  • Research design and group performance

  • Randomized comparisons on group performance

  • Baseline-endline comparison on group performance

  • Conclusion: Private service providers stand out

  • Additional research background