Presentation: Taking Stock of the Evidence on Micro-financial Interventions

Recent flurry of experimental evaluations of micro-financial interventions to improve access to capital have expanded.  Cash and in-kind grants to poor self-employed micro-entrepreneurs, in-kind grants to ultra poor including training, nutrition, savings and other services, and micro-credit access to new populations are all examples of expanding access to capital.  

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Conference on the Economics of Asset Dynamics and Poverty Traps. The goal of this workshop was to bring together empirical researchers with modelers working in the area of economic growth and poverty reduction.

This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 28, 2016 and was done by Francisco Buera, Joseph Kaboski and Yongseok Shin from NBER.