Le secteur Finance de J-PAL mesure l’impact de services, produits et procédés financiers novateurs, et vise à établir dans quelle mesure l’accès aux services financiers permet de réduire la pauvreté et de stimuler le développement économique. 


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Agricultural Microinsurance for Sugar Cane Farmers in Kenya

Farming is risky: a drought, bad harvest, or dip in crop prices can leave small farmers in developing countries without a steady income throughout the year. Attempts to mitigate these risks with...

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Reducing Barriers to Savings in Rural Malawi

Can reducing barriers to savings in rural areas increase agricultural outputs and consumption?


No ATM fees: How ROSCAs use social networks and trust to help people save money

Lori Beaman discusses her evaluation of a ROSCA in Mali, showing that the association helped improve food security during the period when food stocks are typically lowest.


Early insights from the first field test of universal basic income

J-PAL Affiliate Paul Niehaus (University of California, Berkeley) weighs in on a pilot program in Kenya that is among the first field tests of universal basic income — the idea of providing everyone...


Crop insurance: Low demand calls for rethink

The Indian Express featured a summary of J-PAL's bulletin, Make it Rain, which discusses the low demand among farmers for weather index insurance.

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