Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals in Pakistan: Impact Assessment Using Propensity Score Matching
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 Bankâ€™s strict poverty-targeting program used in client selection and despite the surveyâ€™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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