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Title Microfinance poverty assessment tool / Carla Henry [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series Technical tool series ; no. 5
Technical tool series ; no. 5.
Contents Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- PART I: OVERVIEW -- Chapter 1 Poverty Assessment of Microfinance Institutions -- Intended users -- Manual layout -- Study parameters and choice of an indicator-based methodology -- Methodological steps -- Multiple dimensions of poverty and their implications -- Development of a generic questionnaire -- Selection criteria for indicators -- Purpose of field testing -- Indicators chosen for questionnaire -- Methodology overview -- Using principal component analysis to develop the poverty index -- Using the poverty index
Relative versus absolute poverty -- Interpreting results -- Selected results of test case studies -- Overall comparative results -- Summary -- PART II: PLANNING AND ORGANIZING THE ASSESSMENT -- Chapter 2 Planning and Organizing the Assessment -- Guidelines for contracting the assessment -- Responsibilities of the researcher -- Sequencing project payments -- Determining the required time frame -- Allocating the poverty assessment budget -- Personnel, logisitical, and performance issues affecting field implementation -- PART III: COLLECTING SURVEY DATA -- Chapter 3 Developing the Sample Design
Step 1: Define the population and sampling unit -- Household as the basic sampling unit -- Determining a feasible survey area -- Step 2: Construct the MFI-based sampling frame -- Cluster sampling for new MFI clients -- Determining required clustering stages -- Step 3: Determine appropriate sample size -- Step 4: Distribute the samples proportionally -- Probability-proportionate-to-size sampling (PPS) -- Equal-proportion sampling (EPS) -- EPS method applied to client groups -- Step 5: Select the actual sample -- Random sampling within clusters
Random sampling of nonclient households: The random walk -- Describing each survey site -- Chapter 4 Adapting the Poverty Assessment Questionnaire to the Local Setting -- Identifying local definitions of poverty -- Introducing the study and screening households -- How to introduce the study -- Screening households for applicability -- Type of respondent and preferred interview venue -- The survey form -- Section A: Documenting households through identification information -- Section B: Family structure -- Section C: Food-related indicators -- Section D: Dwelling-related indicators
Section E: Other asset-based indicators -- Customizing the questionnaire -- Guidelines for writing well-worded questions -- Pre-coding the questionnaire -- Chapter 5 Training the Field Survey Team -- Stage 1: Summarize the background, purpose, and metholodogy of the survey -- Discuss the purpose of the study -- Discuss the sampling frame used for identifying households -- Present the field implementation plan -- Define role of the interviewer and review principles of good interviewing -- Discuss major sources of error in the field and how to correct for these errors
Summary The Microfinance Poverty Assessment Tool was developed as a much-needed tool to increase transparency on the depth of outreach of microfinance institutions (MFIs). It is intended to assist donors and investors to integrate a poverty focus into their appraisals and funding of financial institutions through a more precise of the clients served by these institutions. Used in conjunction with an institutional appraisal of financial sustainability, governance, management, staff, and systems, a poverty assessment allows for a more holistic understanding of an MFI
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Økonomi
Notes "September 2003."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Poverty.
Poverty -- Statistical methods
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
Poverty -- Statistical methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Henry, Carla.
ISBN 9780821356746