CLM: Sustainable Impact

Summary Report - November 2019

  • They are eating hot meals every day,
  • They have at least two forms of income and a proven ability to increase what they have,
  • They have a good tin roof over their heads, and
  • They have a plan for the future and the confidence to know they can succeed.
But what happens to the families after graduation? Do they sustain the improvements they’ve made in their lives? A study of the program by England’s Institute of Development Studies attempted to answer these questions. The study was financed with support from the Swiss Embassy in Haiti. It looked at data from 550 participants, both from when they entered and when they graduated from the program. For 353 of those program participants, it included surveys done four years after they graduated. Researchers did an additional survey a year later for 160 participants, and at that time 60 in-depth interviews were undertaken as well.

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