DELIVERY MECHANISMS AND IMPACT OF MICROFINANCE TRAINING IN INDIAN SELF-HELP GROUPS
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 1, pages 11–21, January 2013
How to Cite
Swain, R. B. and Varghese, A. (2013), DELIVERY MECHANISMS AND IMPACT OF MICROFINANCE TRAINING IN INDIAN SELF-HELP GROUPS. J. Int. Dev., 25: 11–21. doi: 10.1002/jid.1817
- Issue published online: 13 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 3 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2011
- impact studies;
- self-help groups
We evaluate the effect of delivery mechanisms for training provided by facilitators of self-help groups. Indian self-help groups are unique in that they are mainly non-government organisation–formed microfinance groups but later funded by commercial banks. We correct for both membership and training endogeneity. Training impacts assets but not income. Underlying conditions that benefit training include better infrastructure (as in paved roads), linkage model type and training organiser. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.