The Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St Louis, in collaboration with International Care Relief (ICR), Uganda, has piloted an asset-building model in Masindi, Uganda, for the last three years (2004-2006). With a longitudinal quasi-experiment, the project has the following initial results: compared to their counterparts in the comparison group, participants in the project hold greater assets, have higher expectations on their children’s future education and financial stability, have a stronger desire for economic development and well-being, and save more as individuals, groups, and families.
Chowa, G. (2007, January). Asset building in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward sustainable economic development for rural farmers (CSD Policy Brief No. 07-34). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.