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Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor

Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan, Robert Darko Osei, Hannah Trachtman, Christopher Udry

NBER Working Paper No. 24271
Issued in February 2018
NBER Program(s):Development Economics, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

A multi-faceted program comprising a grant of productive assets, training, coaching, and savings has been found to build sustainable income for those in extreme poverty. We focus on two important questions: whether a mere grant of productive assets would generate similar impacts (it does not), and whether access to a savings account and a deposit collection service would generate similar impacts (it does not).

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w24271

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