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Short-run Results from a Randomized Evaluation of the Livelihoods Pilot (PKKPM) in Indonesia

Improving the livelihoods of poor households in a sustainable manner is the priority of governments in many poor and middle-income countries. However, the evidence of what works and what doesn’t in encouraging micro-entrepreneurship and enhancing livelihoods is limited, especially in middle-income countries such as Indonesia. Some of the promising initiatives (global and local) have tried to combine various activities by adopting a multi-sectoral approach (providing capital or assets, training, savings and consumption-easing support, social networks, market linkages, etc.) to help the poor graduate out of poverty. Thus, based on past experiences from Indonesia and current global evidence, the Government of Indonesia has designed an overarching umbrella of programs, Pengembangan Penghidupan Berkelanjutan (P2B), to improve the livelihoods and productivity of the poorest self-employed and poor households. This impact evaluation aims to assess the effectiveness of the core component of P2B: a community-based livelihoods program with a group loan (PKKPM).

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The main research report of the study is available here.

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