September 10, 2012 - September 12, 2012
, Sri Lanka

The Savings and Payments Research Fund (SPRF), and the Institute for Policy Studies of Sri Lanka hosted a four-day training to help researchers learn more about experimental design for savings and payments research.

On September 10-13, 2012, the Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund (YASPR), part of IPA's Financial Inclusion Program, and the Institute for Policy Studies of Sri Lanka hosted a four-day training to help researchers learn more about experimental design for savings and payments research. Fifteen participants traveled from five countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) to attend the training.

Course Agenda 

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Recommended Readings

Session 1: Introduction to IPA and Global Financial Inclusion Initiative

Session 2: Introduction to Impact Evaluation

Session 3: Savings and Payments Research Agenda

Session 4: Why Randomize

Session 5: How to Randomize (Presentation 1/2) (2/2)

Session 6: Sampling and Power (Presentation 1/5) (2/5) (3/5) (4/5) (5/5)

Session 7: Instrument Design

Session 8: Practical Considerations

Session 9: Proposal and Presentation Tips

Participant & Lecturer Biographies