The Small Loan Study
Last registered on December 13, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The Small Loan Study
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002756
Initial registration date
February 27, 2018
Last updated
December 13, 2018 9:24 AM EST
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
MDRC
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
MDRC
PI Affiliation
MDRC
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2014-03-01
End date
2021-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
An experimental evaluation of a micro-lending program.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Hendra, Richard, Stephen Nunez and Kelsey Schaberg. 2018. "The Small Loan Study." AEA RCT Registry. December 13. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2756/history/38887
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
See attached analysis plan
Intervention Start Date
2014-03-01
Intervention End Date
2020-03-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
earnings, material hardship
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
cluster randomized control trial
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization using computer
Randomization Unit
groups of potential borrowers
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
300 groups of potential borrowers
Sample size: planned number of observations
1500 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
210 groups of potential borrowers assigned to treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
see attached analysis plan
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
MDRC IRB, New York, NY
IRB Approval Date
2013-01-01
IRB Approval Number
894273
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Grameen analysis plan revised 12/2018

MD5: 96ad1aa4bc70d47601c64fca2c31d82b

SHA1: 0aaf5964d19189893cf8cd9ae8a2ffbe599363c4

Uploaded At: December 13, 2018