The Story of a Practitioner-Researcher Partnership: Studying the Effects of the Grameen America Program


This March, Grameen America and nonprofit research organization MDRC released the early results of a research study, Microfinance in the United States: Early Impacts of the Grameen America Program.

In this episode of the MDRC Podcast, Katie Beal talks with our Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Marcus Berkowitz and MDRC’s Senior Fellow, Richard Hendra who lead the evaluation. The pair highlight the unique challenges they faced in the initial stages of the study, and explain how the organizations worked in partnership to ascertain the effect of the Grameen America Program in the U.S.

Zoe Simbolon