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Performance and Sustainability of Self-Help Groups in India: A Gender Perspective. Asian Development Review, Vol. 27(1), pp. 80-103

dc.contributor.authorPurna Chandra Parida
dc.contributor.authorAnushree Sinha
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:10:27Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:10:27Z
dc.date.issued2010-03-27T13:10:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1671
dc.description.abstractThe existing literature on self-help group (SHG) bank linkage programs portrays them as an effective tool being used in various countries to approach a range of socioeconomic issues. This paper explores the performance and sustainability of this type of program in India at the group level. Because income-generating activities and other characteristics vary with the gender composition of self-help groups, their performance and sustainability vary. The analysis in this study is based on data from a survey carried out in six states in India. Overall, the performance analysis reveals that all-female SHGs perform best. The female SHGs are doing particularly well in terms of recovery of loans and per capita saving. The econometrics results indicate that only all-female SHGs are sustainable. The factors that determine the sustainability include recovery of loans, per capita savings, and linkage with an SHG federation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.titlePerformance and Sustainability of Self-Help Groups in India: A Gender Perspective. Asian Development Review, Vol. 27(1), pp. 80-103
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.adbSustainability Development
dc.subject.adbGender Inequality
dc.subject.adbGender Issues
dc.subject.adbEconomic Evaluation
dc.title.seriesAsian Development Review
dc.title.volumeVolume 27, Number 1, pp. 80-103
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeGender
oar.identifierOAR-002509
oar.authorParida, Purna Chandra
oar.authorSinha, Anushree
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    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Since 1983, the ADR has been an important part of the history of the Asian Development Bank and its mission to reduce poverty across Asia and the Pacific.

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