CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Comparing Demand for Microcredit and Microsaving in a Framed Field Experiment in Rural Pakistan

Project members:
Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
Uzma Afzal, Lahore School of Economics/University of Nottingham
Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford
Giovanna d'Adda,Politecnico di Milano
Simon Quinn, University of Oxford

The study is a Randomized Control Trial designed to compare the effectiveness of micro-savings and micro-loans as means for households to manage risk and liquidity. This research is funded by the IGC and is conducted in collaboration with the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), Pakistan. The research project has also received funding from Department for International Development (DfID) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out a scaled up version of the study that is currently in the field. Previously a pilot was conducted in one district of Punjab, Pakistan in August 2013.

View Report on the Pilot Project in Sargodha
View CSAE working paper
View IGC project page