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Evaluating the Impact of Training and Credit Supply on Retail Performance

Last registered on April 16, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Evaluating the Impact of Training and Credit Supply on Retail Performance
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003720
Initial registration date
December 20, 2018

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
December 21, 2018, 11:05 PM EST

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

Last updated
April 16, 2019, 5:58 PM EDT

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

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
UC Berkeley

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2018-12-07
End date
2019-10-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The project aims at identifying the impact of wholesale credit and training availability on the performance of small entrepreneurs. In conjunction with Unilever and Mastercard we have developed a randomized control trial in which wholesale credit and training will be given randomly to the operators of small stores in Kenya.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Jeziorski, Przemyslaw. 2019. "Evaluating the Impact of Training and Credit Supply on Retail Performance ." AEA RCT Registry. April 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3720
Former Citation
Jeziorski, Przemyslaw. 2019. "Evaluating the Impact of Training and Credit Supply on Retail Performance ." AEA RCT Registry. April 16. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3720/history/45009
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
The study will proceed as follows:
1. Baseline survey
2. Training and credit will be randomized
3. Treatment is deployed
4. Midline survey
5. End-line survey
Intervention Start Date
2019-01-07
Intervention End Date
2019-05-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Breath, and depth of the store assortment, prices, product inventory, profits, costs, revenues, proprietary wholesale order sheets.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We employ stratified randomization among credit eligible stores. We go to the new market that would not receive credit or training without study. Subsequently we ration credit and training and credit randomly.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Stratified randomization by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
1250 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
1250 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Approximately 312 in each arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
UC Berkeley
IRB Approval Date
2018-07-23
IRB Approval Number
00006252

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials