EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF HEALTH SERVICES ON RECIPIENTS OF LIVELIHOODS SUPPORT

Principal Investigators: Cynthia Kinnan, Shahid Vaziralli
Research Team: Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay, Anita Mukherjee, Joanne Yoong
LEAD Centre: Centre for Microfinance (CMF)
Focus Area: Credit, Livelihoods
Project Geography: Murshidabad & South-24 Parganas districts, West Bengal
Partner: Bandhan
Status: Ongoing

Background:

This study will use a randomized controlled trial to evaluate an intervention that combines a livelihood program that offers a grant, in the form of a productive asset, with a health program that provides health linkages, information and advice, to the ultra-poor population in West Bengal, India. We seek to understand whether the combination of programs can help households escape a health- income poverty trap.