Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Blog: Yes we can! Unbundling poverty graduation programs for cost-effective impact

There has been a fair amount of discussion in this blog of multifaceted, poverty graduation programs (now often called ‘economic inclusion’ programs). Berk covered results from a big multicountry study, as well as some related qualitative work, and Markus has talked about longer run impacts from Bandiera and co.

These can be complex, expensive programs. There are serious questions about whether they can be scaled by governments and whether some components might be more cost-effective than others. Today we bring you some neat new results from a paper that we wrote with B Karimou, D Karlan, H Kazianga, W Pariente, C Thomas, C Udry and K Wright, and came out in Nature a week ago.

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