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An Evaluation of Household Impact Among Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

An Evaluation of Household Impact Among 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 households that used Private Service Provider savings groups and households that used traditional savings groups. This is the fifth research brief in the SILC Innovations series.

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Project Background—SILC and the PSP Model 1
Research Design and Household Impact 2
Overview of the Sample 2
Overview of Analysis Method 3
Impact 4
    Income Sources, Income Estimates and Time Allocation 4
    Enterprise Ownership and Agriculture 4
    Credit 6
    Savings 7
    SILC Activity 8
    General Expenditures and Consumption 9
    Risk Management and Health 9
    School Attendance, School Fees and Food Security 10
    Housing and Assets 11
    Leadership and Activism 12
Subtle Difference and Its Mechanisms 13
An Eye Toward Triangulation 14
Additional Background Information About the Research 14

Publication details

Author: Michael Ferguson
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (October 2012)
Series: SILC Innovations
Brief: 15 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Posted on October 2, 2012

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