Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
In spite of starting out from a similar context of extreme poverty and receiving the same basket of inputs, why have some individuals managed to flourish, while others have stayed stuck in a cycle of extreme deprivation? What are the factors and characteristics that influence individual success or failure? This research brief attempts to answer these questions. The research followed 20 participants (mainly women) over the course of a year in Haiti, India, Pakistan and Ethiopia in order to understand the constraints participants were under prior to entering the program; how they experienced the program; and ascertain the changes it had made, or failed to make, within their lives.
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