|Title||Measuring the impact of an ongoing microcredit project : evidence from a study in Ghana|
|Author(s)||Eriksen, Steffen; Lensink, Robert|
|Source||Journal of Development Effectiveness 7 (2015)4. - ISSN 1943-9342 - p. 519 - 529.|
Development Economics Group
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Ghana - impact evaluation - list experiment - microcredit - summary indexation|
This article uses a mixed method approach to assess the impact of a microfinance organisation in Ghana. By combining propensity score matching with a double-difference method, the authors determine that microcredit has a positive effect on expenditures but does not positively affect a series of other outcome variables. A list experiment further suggests that microcredit loan proceeds often are not spent productively.