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Delivery Mechanisms and Impact of Training through Microfinance

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  • Bali Swain, Ranjula

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Varghese, Adel

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    (Department of Economics,)

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We evaluate the effect of delivery mechanisms for training provided by facilitators of self help groups (SHGs). Indian SHGs are unique in that they are mainly NGOformed microfinance groups but later funded by commercial banks. We correct for both membership and training endogeneity. Training impacts assets but not income. Underlying conditions that benefit training include better infrastructure (as in paved roads), linkage model type, and training organizer.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2011:9.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 05 May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2011_009

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Keywords: Asia; India; microfinance; impact studies; training; Self Help Groups;

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  1. Dean Karlan & Xavier Gine & Jonathan Morduch & Pamela Jakiela, 2006. "Microfinance Games," Working Papers 936, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
  2. Martin Valdivia & Dean Karlan, 2006. "Teaching Entrepreneurship: Impact of Business Training on Microfinance Clients and Institutions," Working Papers 941, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
  3. Mark M. Pitt & Shahidur R. Khandker, 1998. "The Impact of Group-Based Credit Programs on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter?," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 106(5), pages 958-996, October.
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