Primary Outcomes (end points)
Our primary outcomes are impacts on the partner company's profits, based on administrative data:
(i) harvest sold to Alliance in kilograms (valued at the price Alliance pays its farmers),
(ii) total liabilities (i.e. value of all loans including APP),
(iii) payments to farmers (harvest value minus farmer liabilities),
(iv) the percentage of all loans (including the APP) repaid,
(v) the percentage of input loans (excluding the APP) repaid,
(vi) a measure of Alliance's profit that includes operational costs of the APP such as foregone interest and an estimated margin per kilogram of cotton (conditional on receiving the necessary information from the partner).