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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Tool: We found this dashboard created by 60 Decibels (funded by DFID’s Research and Evidence Division) to be a useful resource in understanding the lived experience of Kenyan farmers through the pandemic. Here’s a summary of what they are learning:
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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact rural, informal micro-enterprises that are at the heart of community financial liquidity; often finance household expenses, such as school fees and healthcare costs; and are disproportionately run by women.
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Root Capital recently conducted four deep-dive evaluations with client agricultural businesses in the...

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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact small and medium agricultural enterprises (agri-SMEs) in emerging markets that, in many value chains, are squeezed between a drastic decline in consumer demand and difficult operating conditions along the supply chain.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.
Report: This latest brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact vulnerable subsisting farmers — in particular, how the economic repercussions could significantly impact long-term poverty relief.
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Report: COVID-19 poses an imminent threat to rural livelihoods, agricultural trade, and food security. Building on over a decade of research into rural households, our new series aims to identify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets.
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This blog post is the second in a four-part series exploring how...

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This blog post is the first in a four-part series exploring how...

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The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5...

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It has been nine years since M-KOPA was conceived and helped kick-start the...

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In 2012, Root Capital launched its Women in Agriculture Initiative (WAI) to better...

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.