June 4, 2015

Ultra poor graduation: The strongest case so far for why financial services must be a part of the solution to extreme poverty

This month, the results from six randomised control trials (RCTs), published in Science magazine highlighted a model of development that is an adaptable and exportable solution able to raise households from the worst forms of destitution and put them onto a pathway of self-reliance. The graduation approach – financial services integrated within a broader set of wrap-around services – is gaining steady recognition for its astonishing ability to transform the lives of the poorest.
May 16, 2011

Development Horizons: A New Harvest of Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)?

The below article was originally published by Lawrence Haddad on the Institute of Development Studies blog, Development Horizons. It provides and interesting perspective on a common method for evaluating impact in development initiatives: Randomized Control Trials (RCTs).