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Impact of a village-based poverty alleviation programme in Uganda
Last registered on September 09, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Impact of a village-based poverty alleviation programme in Uganda
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006415
Initial registration date
September 09, 2020
Last updated
September 09, 2020 11:26 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Oxford
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Exeter
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2020-03-17
End date
2023-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
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.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Mahmud, Mahreen and Emma Riley. 2020. "Impact of a village-based poverty alleviation programme in Uganda." AEA RCT Registry. September 09. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6415-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
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
2020-10-01
Intervention End Date
2022-01-31
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?
Yes
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)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Department’s Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2020-03-15
IRB Approval Number
ECONCIA21-21-05