Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82586
Authors: 
Swain, Ranjula Bali
Varghese, Adel
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2009:11
Abstract: 
We evaluate the effect of training, in both skill development and human capital, provided by facilitators of self help groups (SHGs). Indian SHGs are unique in that they are mainly NGOformed microfinance groups but later funded by commercial banks. The results suggest that, in general, training does not impact assets but training can reverse the potentially negative effect of credit on income. Moreover, training is more effective for asset accumulation in villages with better infrastructure. In terms of training delivery, results show that the most effective linkage is when NGOs form groups and banks finance SHGs.
Subjects: 
Asia
India
microfinance
impact studies
training
Self Help Groups
JEL: 
G21
I32
O12
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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