Measuring the impact of an ongoing microcredit project: evidence from a study in Ghana

Steffen Eriksen, Bernardus Lensink*

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This article uses a mixed method approach to assess the impact of a microfinance organisation in Ghana. By combining propensity score matching with a double-difference method, the authors determine that microcredit has a positive effect on expenditures but does not positively affect a series of other outcome variables. A list experiment further suggests that microcredit loan proceeds often are not spent productively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-529
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Development Effectiveness
Issue number4
Early online date30-Sept-2015
Publication statusPublished - 2-Oct-2015


  • microcredit
  • impact evaluation
  • summary indexation
  • list experiment
  • Ghana

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