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Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals in Pakistan: Impact Assessment Using Propensity Score Matching

Sununtar Setboonsarng and Ziyodullo Parpiev
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Shang-Jin Wei

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Abstract: Using data from a survey of clients of a microfinance bank, Khushhali Bank, in 2005, the study revisited the survey data and found that despite the Bank’s strict poverty-targeting program used in client selection and despite the survey’s design to address the selectivity bias, the selectivity bias indeed still existed in the sampled households. Propensity Score-Matching Methods (PSM) are used to address the selectivity bias. [DP 104].

Keywords: hunger; economic activities; microfinance; MDGs; poverty; Pakistan; millennium development goals; banks; policies; selectivity bias; Borrowers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-01
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