Participating members: Lore Vandevalle, Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland) , Xavier Giné (World Bank Research Group). Research Assistant: Carlotta Nani
Timeline: 2019 - 2022
Funding organizations: SNF (419'033 CHF), DIME
Keywords: Financial Inclusion, Bangladesh, Savings, Banking, Women empowerment
Description: The project studies the impact of two supply-side changes in the organization of banking for the poor in rural Bangladesh: A simplification of the procedure to open accounts, and an increase in the density of agents. Based on survey and administrative data, we will provide a complete picture of the impact of banking on household savings, consumption patterns, shocks, and productivity.