Financial Inclusion for Migrants (FIM)

Last registered on June 23, 2024

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Financial Inclusion for Migrants (FIM)
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0013569
Initial registration date
May 06, 2024

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
May 13, 2024, 12:12 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
June 23, 2024, 11:17 AM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Warwick, Warwick Business School

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2024-03-25
End date
2024-09-30
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
Our research project aims to comprehensively understand the demand and supply barriers affecting access to, usage of, and transition to various financial products among Venezuelan migrants. Additionally, we aim to gain insights into migrants' perceptions of financial inclusion and pertinent migrant issues. A pivotal aspect of this stage involves a nuanced examination of how engagement with the financial system may be influenced by perceptions of discrimination or the provision of information about its extent. To assess these dynamics, we employ an outcome telephone survey structured to include both a control group and a treatment group. These groups are formed through the random assignment of questionnaire sections eliciting perceptions on discrimination and providing information about its extent within the sample. This strategic approach enables a systematic exploration of varied perceptions' impact on financial engagement, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing the financial behaviors of Venezuelan migrants.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Barboni, Giorgia and Nicolás de Roux . 2024. "Financial Inclusion for Migrants (FIM)." AEA RCT Registry. June 23. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.13569-2.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2024-06-01
Intervention End Date
2024-08-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Measures of financial inclusion engagement
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
The primary outcome of our research project is 'Measures of financial inclusion engagement.' This outcome will be constructed from several main variables, including access to banking services, usage of financial products, and potentially participation in financial literacy programs.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Our research project aims to comprehensively understand the demand and supply barriers affecting access to, usage of, and transition to various financial products among Venezuelan migrants. Additionally, we aim to gain insights into migrants' perceptions of financial inclusion and pertinent migrant issues. A pivotal aspect of this stage involves a nuanced examination of how engagement with the financial system may be influenced by perceptions of discrimination or the provision of information about its extent. To assess these dynamics, we employ an outcome telephone survey structured to include both a control group and a treatment group. These groups are formed through the random assignment of questionnaire sections eliciting perceptions on discrimination and providing information about its extent within the sample. This strategic approach enables a systematic exploration of varied perceptions' impact on financial engagement, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing the financial behaviors of Venezuelan migrants. Further elucidation on the survey's structure and group formation will be provided subsequently.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
0
Sample size: planned number of observations
2200
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
0
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
INNOVATIONS FOR POVERTY ACTION IRB – USA
IRB Approval Date
2024-03-22
IRB Approval Number
16868
Analysis Plan

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