A method to monitor poverty dynamics among microfinance clients: An example using survey data from Bangladesh
AbstractThis article presents a practical methodology to monitor poverty changes among microfinance clients using available household panel data. As an example, it presents an estimation of the net number of people that rose above the $1/day poverty line while members of Grameen Bank and BRAC during 1990 to 2006. The proposed method contributes to on-going efforts from microfinance practitioners to verify whether their clients are moving out of poverty and validate management strategies aiming to target new poor clients, and increase their share of poor clients over time. Estimates show that about 6.6 million people rose above the $1/day poverty line in 1990-2006 while members of Grameen or BRAC. This represents about 40 percent of the total number of poor people that crossed this poverty line during the same time period at the national level, which validates targeting strategies to reach the poor.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38977.
Date of creation: 09 Jan 2012
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Publication status: Published in South Asian Journal of Evaluation in Practice 1.1(2012): pp. 1-8
Microfinance; poverty reduction; poverty monitoring; Bangaldesh;
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- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
- D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Personal Finance
- B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-06-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2012-06-05 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-MFD-2012-06-05 (Microfinance)
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