Impact and Measurement

It is important to understand how rural and agricultural finance contributes to poverty reduction and improved livelihoods for rural households.  This includes evaluating the evidence to date, but also designing and executing rigorous quantitative research, and gathering rich qualititative data, all to drive action to improve impact.

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Analysis: Opportunity International's 2013 impact assessment of its agricultural lending program offers revealing findings on its model for serving smallholders and client impact.
Briefing note 3
Analysis: The third in the ISF briefing note series, this briefing note takes stock of the existing landscape of smallholder impact and risk measurement and devises tools and suggestions to align these efforts for greater future impact.

Impact and Measurement

It is important to understand how rural and agricultural finance contributes to poverty reduction and improved livelihoods for rural households.  This includes evaluating the evidence to date, but also designing and executing rigorous quantitative research, and gathering rich qualititative data, all to drive action to improve impact.