General Publications

The Financial Services Assessment project is designed to examine the impact of financial services on the lives of poor people in developing countries. This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is committed to building a deep base of knowledge in the microfinance field. Using a mixed methods approach, studies were conducted in India, Kenya, Pakistan, Peru, and Malawi to assess the outreach, welfare outcomes and impacts of financial services. Results are summarized in a series of papers and research briefs produced under the project.


Microsavings Programs: Assessing Demand and Impact: A Critical Review of the Literature

by Patricia Devaney

Microinsurance: Exploring Ways to Assess Its Impact

by Pamela Young

Enabling Environments For Microfinance: A Concept Note

by Patrick Meagher