Microcredit and Microsavings in Pakistan
Last registered on August 23, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Microcredit and Microsavings in Pakistan
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001916
Initial registration date
January 15, 2017
Last updated
August 23, 2018 9:07 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Department of Economics, University of Oxford
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Organization (DIG), Politecnico di Milano
PI Affiliation
Centre for Research in Economics and Business, Lahore School of Economics
PI Affiliation
Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University
PI Affiliation
Department of Economics, University of Nottingham
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2015-09-01
End date
2017-09-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We have run a randomised controlled trial to test variations on microfinance contracts. This experiment was run in Jhelum, Khushab, Mandi Bahaudin and Rawalpindi from September 2015; we finished the endline questionnaire in September 2016. At the time of writing this plan, we have access to the administrative data on contract offers and take-up, which we have checked for general patterns and missing values; we have not yet run any substantive analysis on it. We are in the process of cleaning endline questionnaire data, and we anticipate beginning substantive analysis on this data in February 2017.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Afzal, Uzma et al. 2018. "Microcredit and Microsavings in Pakistan." AEA RCT Registry. August 23. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1916/history/33398
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2015-10-01
Intervention End Date
2016-10-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
These are explained in detail in our attached Pre-Analysis Plan (in which we specify the precise source of each outcome variable, including how each variable will be constructed.)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We use a '3 x 3' factorial design plus controls, to test different variations on microfinance contracts.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual respondents
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
2500 women
Sample size: planned number of observations
2500 women
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
We have 1/12th of the sample in each of 9 separate treatment arms (in a 3 x 3 factorial design). We then have a quarter of the sample in a control group.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Department Research Ethics Committee, Department of Economics, University of Oxford
IRB Approval Date
2014-09-09
IRB Approval Number
ECONCIA13-038
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
QuinnPreAnalysisPlan

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Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
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