This seminar presents findings from a mixed-methods evaluation that used Contribution Scores and qualitative data to assess the impacts of Solidarity Groups. While saving and lending are elements, Solidarity Groups represent a holistic departure from microfinance models. Groups collect the resources of poor and marginal people with the aim of enabling their members to escape debt and exploitation, gain resilience and build more cohesive and equal communities.
20 February 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Speaker(s): Phil Mader

This seminar presents findings from a mixed-methods evaluation that used Contribution Scores and qualitative data to assess the impacts of Solidarity Groups. While saving and lending are elements, Solidarity Groups represent a holistic departure from microfinance models. Groups collect the resources of poor and marginal people with the aim of enabling their members to escape debt and exploitation, gain resilience and build more cohesive and equal communities.

About the speaker

Philip Mader is a research fellow in the Business, Markets and the State research cluster at IDS, and has over 8 years’ research and consulting experience in the field of international development. His research areas include political economy, finance and development, youth employment, management of public goods, financialisation, financial inclusion and financial literacy, and private governance and standards.

Location:
IDS Convening Space
Institute of Development Studies
BN1 9RE Brighton
United Kingdom
GB
Partner(s): Institute of Development Studies
Public - open to all