Delivering development? Evidence on self‐help groups as development intermediaries in South Asia and Africa
Mary Kay Gugerty,
Pierre Biscaye and
C. Leigh Anderson
Development Policy Review, 2019, vol. 37, issue 1, 129-151
Donors and governments increasingly seek to deliver development projects through community‐based organizations such as self‐help groups (SHGs), but little is known about the effectiveness of such arrangements. This article briefly summarizes hypotheses regarding the effectiveness of interventions using SHGs and presents the results of an evidence review on the impacts of interventions delivered through SHGs on health, finance, agriculture and empowerment outcomes in South Asia and sub‐Saharan Africa. Though the impacts of SHG‐based interventions are generally positive, the evidence base is limited and does not generally test whether alternative delivery mechanisms might be more effective.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:devpol:v:37:y:2019:i:1:p:129-151
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0950-6764
Access Statistics for this article
Development Policy Review is currently edited by David Booth
More articles in Development Policy Review from Overseas Development Institute Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().