Project: Randomized control trial (RCT) impact evaluations of financial access initiatives in the Philippines, covering 100,000+ households. Projects: (i) “Impact of Group vs. Individual Liability Lending” (with Green Bank, Inc. and University of San Carlos). Investigators: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Xavier Giné (World Bank); (ii) “Impact of Credit with Health Insurance” (with Green Bank, Inc. and PhilHealth). Investigators: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth University); (iii) “Impact of Financial Training on Microfinance Clients” (with Fair Bank, Inc., using Freedom from Hunger modules. Investigators: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Andrew Leigh (Australian National University); and (iv) “Credit Scoring and Interest-Rate Study” (with First Macro Bank). Investigators: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth University).
Role: Enforced monitoring and evaluation frameworks with partner organizations to ensure compliance with experiment protocols and to vet the integrity of all data and data collection. Devised procedures to identify and investigate data reporting inconsistencies and implementation problems. Wrote monitoring reports on the progress of evaluations and recommended potential areas for expansion. Trained and managed 25+ support staff, including project assistants, enumerators, field supervisors, and encoders on experiment protocols. Ensured adherence to human subjects protection protocols. Helped prepare grant applications and donor reports to USAID, AUSAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prepared budgets ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per project.
Download the academic papers detailing projects covered: http://karlan.yale.edu/p/GroupversusIndividualLending-May2010.pdf and http://karlan.yale.edu/p/expandingaccess_manila_may10_v4.pdf