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Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals in Pakistan: Impact Assessment Using Propensity Score Matching

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  • Sununtar Setboonsarng
  • Ziyodullo Parpiev

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Using data from a survey of clients of a microfinance bank, Khushhali Bank, in 2005, the study revisited the survey data and found that despite the Bank’s strict poverty-targeting program used in client selection and despite the survey’s design to address the selectivity bias, the selectivity bias indeed still existed in the sampled households. Propensity Score-Matching Methods (PSM) are used to address the selectivity bias. [DP 104].

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Keywords: hunger; economic activities; microfinance; MDGs; poverty; Pakistan; millennium development goals; banks; policies; selectivity bias; Borrowers;

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  1. Anurag Priyadarshee & Asad K. Ghalib, 2011. "The Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis in India: manifestation, causal analysis, and regulatory response," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 15711, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  2. Duvendack, Maren, 2010. "Smoke and Mirrors: Evidence of Microfinance Impact from an Evaluation of SEWA Bank in India," MPRA Paper 24511, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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