Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals in Pakistan: Impact Assessment Using Propensity Score Matching
AbstractUsing 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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hunger; economic activities; microfinance; MDGs; poverty; Pakistan; millennium development goals; banks; policies; selectivity bias; Borrowers;
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- NEP-ALL-2010-02-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2010-02-05 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-DEV-2010-02-05 (Development)
- NEP-MFD-2010-02-05 (Microfinance)
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