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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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  • Sununtar Setboonsarng & Ziyodullo Parpiev, 2010. "Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals in Pakistan: Impact Assessment Using Propensity Score Matching," Working Papers id:2380, eSocialSciences.
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    2. Erhardt, Eva Christine, 2017. "Microfinance beyond self-employment: Evidence for firms in Bulgaria," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 75-95.
    3. Kunal Sen, "undated". "Towards Inclusive Financial Development for Achieving the MDGs in Asia and the Pacific," MPDD Working Paper Series WP/10/07, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
    4. Farah Said, 2016. "Access to Finance and Agency: An Overview of the Constraints to Female-Run Enterprises," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 21(Special E), pages 331-349, September.
    5. 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.
    6. Mazumder, Mohummed Shofi Ullah & Lu, Wencong, 2015. "What Impact Does Microfinance Have on Rural Livelihood? A Comparison of Governmental and Non-Governmental Microfinance Programs in Bangladesh," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 336-354.

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

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