About Innovations for Poverty Action:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
About the Project:
This study will measure the impact of offering trade credit to a group of retailers who currently have very limited access to financial services.
We will address the commercial viability of this intervention from both the lender’s and borrower’s perspective, tracking repayment behaviour on the one hand, and assessing the impact on business development at the retail level on the other.
The project will shed light on the potential of trade credit to foster the development of small businesses in a developing country context.
About the position:
The Research Associate under the general supervision of the Research Manager and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya (IPAK) policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities, data support for the project, and functions within IPAK.
Duties and Responsibilities: