A multi-faceted program comprising a grant of productive assets, training, unconditional cash transfers, coaching, and savings has been found to build sustainable income for those in extreme poverty. We focus on two important questions: whether a mere grant of productive assets would generate similar impacts (it does not), and whether access to a savings account with a deposit collection service would generate similar impacts (it does, but they are short-lived).

Abhijit BanerjeeDean KarlanRobert OseiChristopher UdryHannah Trachtman
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Journal of Development Economics
March 17, 2022
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