Unpacking a multi-faceted program to build sustainable income for the very poor

Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan*, Robert Osei, Hannah Trachtman, Christopher Udry

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Abstract

A multi-faceted program comprising a grant of productive assets, training, unconditional cash transfers, 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 with a deposit collection service would generate similar impacts (it does, but they are short-lived).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102781
JournalJournal of Development Economics
Volume155
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Poverty alleviation
  • Returns to capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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