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An Analysis of Agent Earnings 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 looks at patterns in group payments. It also compares Private Service Providers’ incomes and field agents’ stipends. This is the fourth research brief in the SILC Innovations series.

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Project Background—SILC and the PSP Model 1
Overview of Research Design 2
Overview of PSPs Earnings 2
How Do PSP Earnings Compare to FA Stipends 4
Distribution and Variance of Payments 4
Trend Analysis on Payments 6
Understanding the Trend, Part 1: Alternative Payment Schemes and Part-Time Work 8
Understanding the Trend, Part 2: Having to Pay vs. Getting Things for Free 9
Conclusion: Kenya is "Best Performer" 9
Additional Research Background 10

Publication details

Author: Michael Ferguson
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (July 2012)
Series: SILC Innovations
Brief: 10 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Posted on July 24, 2012

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