Impact of a village-based poverty alleviation programme in Uganda

Last registered on November 14, 2023


Trial Information

General Information

Impact of a village-based poverty alleviation programme in Uganda
Initial registration date
September 09, 2020

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
September 09, 2020, 11:26 AM EDT

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

Last updated
November 14, 2023, 1:40 PM EST

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



Primary Investigator

University of Michigan

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Exeter

Additional Trial Information

On going
Start date
End date
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
We study the impact of a village level intervention by Raising the Village that provides a package comprising of agricultural and livestock training with subsequent distribution of seeds and livestock to participants; health education; and finanical literacy training. The sample will be comprised of nearly 3,000 randomly selected households from 100 clusters (nearly 300 villages) in Kagadi and Kyenjojo districts in Uganda. We want to understand the impact of the programme on household and communities’ economic and social outcomes.
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Registration Citation

Mahmud, Mahreen and Emma Riley. 2023. "Impact of a village-based poverty alleviation programme in Uganda." AEA RCT Registry. November 14.
Experimental Details


The project examines the impact of a programme run by Raising the Village, an NGO based in Uganda. Their programme has several elements: agricultural and livestock training with subsequent distribution of seeds and livestock to participants; health education; and finanical literacy training. The intervention is administered to all households in the village in phases.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Household assets, consumption, income, expenditures on economic activities and labour supply
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
The various outcomes will be specified in a pre-analysis plans that will be lodged before the data collection is complete and the outcomes are analyzed

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Women's empowerment, outcomes of children, well-being
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
There is no inclusion criteria for the study participants above those imposed by Raising the Village to be a participating community/area. Within each village included in the study, we work with the village elder to compile a complete list of households in the village (to be the sampling frame for the household baseline survey). We randomly select 12 households to be surveyed from this list. Survey respondents are approached in their households and asked to take part in the study. They are then be taken through the oral consent process, and if they agree to take part in the study, proceed to the baseline survey. We will later return to carryout an endline survey with the respondent, subject to their consent. Clusters of villages will be randomly assigned by the research team to receive the Raising the Village intervention.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization is done by the research team using the software Stata.
Randomization Unit
Clusters (a group of 3 villages)
Was the treatment clustered?

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
100 clusters comprised of about 3 villages each
Sample size: planned number of observations
around 3600 households
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
50 clusters treated
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Department’s Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan

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