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Heifer in Trust, Social Protection and Graduation : Conceptual Issues and Empirical Questions

The ‘heifer-in-trust’ or ‘livestock-in-kind credit’ model is being examined in this article through a social-protection lens. It seeks specifically, to engage with debates about the use of asset-based strategies to support graduation from social pro…

Assessing the Long-term Impact of Microcredit on Rural Poverty: Does the Timing and Length of Participation Matter?

"In recent years, microfinance institutions are seen as beacons of hope to help eradicate poverty through, among others, providing credit to poor rural households. Availability of small but repeated loans is, in the long-term, expected to impact on …

Economic Impact Analysis of Credit Guarantee Schemes in Eswatini: A Case of the Small Scale Enterprise Loan Guarantee Scheme (SSELGS)

Using data from 315 beneficiaries of the Small Scale Enterprise Loan Guarantee Scheme, this study assesses the impact of the Small Scale Loan Guarantee Scheme. The study assessed both the financial and economic additionality of the scheme. The study…

Determinants of Financial Inclusion among Youth in Uganda: Evidence from Community-based Monitoring System Data

We used a quantitative approach to analyze the determinants of financial inclusion among young men and women in Uganda based on microdata from a CBMS census carried out in Katakwi District. Using a population of 3,398 youth, we used proportions and …

Credit Constraints, Agricultural Productivity and Household Welfare in Burkina Faso: A Gender-based Perspective

In this paper, we investigate how different types of credit constraints affect male and female farmers’ household welfare. Because credit constraints are endogenous and their effects are expected to depend on farmers’ characteristics, we specify an …

Faciliter L’accès au Crédit Agricole pour L’autonomisation des Femmes au Burkina Faso / Facilitating Access to Agricultural Credit for the Empowerment of Women in Burkina Faso

According to PEP researchers' analysis, the most effective option to promote women's access to agricultural credit in Burkina Faso would be to set up a guarantee fund, with a 60% gender quota in favour of women, and a financial education programme -…

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