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Entries in microfinance papers (8)

Tuesday
Oct022012

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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Tuesday
Jul242012

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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Tuesday
Jul242012

Group Performance 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 compares the performance of groups supported by Private Service Providers and groups supported by project-paid field agents. This is the third research brief in the SILC Innovations series.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Agent Productivity in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

This paper shares findings from a large-scale Randomized Control Trial conducted in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It compares the productivity of Private Service Providers and the productivity of project-paid field agents. This is the second research brief in the SILC Innovations series.

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Facilitating Financial Linkages for Smallholder Producers in Nicaragua

This paper highlights the role that CRS and its implementing partners have played in creating effective linkages between financial service providers and smallholder producers in Nicaragua.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Increasing Savings and Solidarity among Households with Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Rwanda

This learning paper looks at linking the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) methodology with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming in Rwanda. CRS Rwanda introduced SILC to help households headed by OVC to build financial assets and complement current OVC programming, with the intent to provide OVC households with reliable and safe financial services as well as an avenue for basic financial education.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Mobilizing Savings for CAURIE-MF Clients in Senegal

Documents the experience of CAURIE-MF, a CRS partner in Senegal, during the design and launch of its new savings product. CAURIE-MF’s clients have been saving diligently for many years but the institution did not have the proper license to mobilize, manage and on-lend their savings. Now legally registered and licensed as a deposit taking institution, CAURIE-MF has able to launch a new savings product which has resulted in significant growth in both its portfolio and the number of clients it is able to serve. The paper shares key successes, challenges and lessons learned during the roll out of this new savings product.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Developing Agriculture Loan Products for Poor Rural Communities

Examines key lessons learned by Metemamen MF, a microfinance partner of CRS Ethiopia, during the pilot testing of a new loan product designed for rural poor farmers. The paper shares the experience of the microfinance institution as it worked with CRS’ agroenterprise initiative to design financial services for farmers engaged in white pea bean production.

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