Papers/Reports | August 11, 2012
Poverty Outreach in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups
This research paper shares findings from a large-scale Randomized Control Trial conducted in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The paper describes the poverty profile of community members that participate in CRS' Savings and Internal Lending Communities and shows that CRS is reaching the very poor. Additionally, communities that paid for SILC services through Private Service Providers achieved greater resilience than those that received subsidized support through the traditional field agent approach. This is the first research brief in the SILC Innovations series.
Project background--SILC and the PSP model
Research design and the PPIs
Descriptive statistics on outreach among SILC members
Impact: Any difference between PSP and Field Agent households?
Additional research background