nep-mfd New Economics Papers
on Microfinance
Issue of 2010‒06‒26
one paper chosen by
Olivier Dagnelie
Instituto de Analisis Economico, CSIC

  1. Impact Assessment of CFPR/TUP: A Descriptive Analysis Based on 2002-2005 Panel Data By Mehnaz Rabbani; Munshi Sulaiman; Vivek A. Prakash

  1. By: Mehnaz Rabbani; Munshi Sulaiman; Vivek A. Prakash
    Abstract: This paper looks at the overall performance of the CFPR/TUP programme using the 2002 baseline survey and 2005 repeat survey. All the topics covered in this study could be analysed more deeply, but that is beyond the scope of this paper. Our goal here is to present a descriptive overview of the changes in the lives of the ultra poor. More information on programme selection, the surveys and the methodology is presented in the following section. As an analytical guide for inter-connecting the several programme components to livelihoods improvement, we used the sustainable livelihoods framework. The following section is a broad examination of the characteristics of the ultra poor as structured by the model into various asset groups. Then we examined how various shocks and vulnerabilities could have affected the households’ asset base. Next, we look at what strategies the ultra-poor seem to have followed in three years to improve their livelihoods – changes in income earning activities and migration. We examined the livelihood outcomes for the ultra poor looking at household income, food security, reduced vulnerabilities and shelter.[Working Paper No.12]
    Keywords: assesst, performance, analysed, programme selection, livelihoods improvement, ultra poor, vulnerabilities, household income, food security, shelter, earnings, migration, occupations, credit, savings, malnutrition, poverty, poor, microfinance, villages, participants, housing, Bangladesh
    Date: 2010

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