Evaluation of the financial inclusion Growth Fund

Authors : Sharon Collard, Chris Hale, Laurie Day
Funded by: HM Treasury
Published by: Financial Inclusion Taskforce
Publication date: January 2011

The objective of the DWP Growth Fund was to raise levels of access to affordable credit by building the capacity of third sector lenders to serve financially excluded households. In doing so, the Growth Fund aimed to disrupt the role of high cost credit in the lives of borrowers.

Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, our evaluation of the Growth Fund examined both impact and process in order to establish the wider implications of the initiative on:

Evaluation of the financial inclusion Growth Fund
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