Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor
42 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2018 Last revised: 6 May 2020
Date Written: January 2018
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).
Keywords: Development, poverty trap, social protection
JEL Classification: D12, O12, O17
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