As part of the research, monitoring and evaluation component of the EFI project CRS collected different types of data focused on poverty outreach. The two questions that were central to EFI’s research on poverty outreach are:
- What is the mean level of SILC group members, relative to their communities, at the start of the program?
- What are the effects of the PSP delivery model variants in terms of poverty outreach?
The EFI project has used a mixed methods approach to answer these questions, using the industry standard Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) and a team of highly qualified ethnographic researchers.