Evaluation of Hope Plus Account Program

Global Asset Building

This collaborative research project between CSD and the Seoul Welfare Foundation focused on the Hope Plus Savings Account Program, a matched savings program that is modeled on Individual Development Accounts in the United States. The impact study explored the effects of Hope Plus on low-income households using longitudinal survey research and qualitative research with in-depth interviews.

Funding Partner: Seoul Welfare Foundation

Principal Investigators

Yunju Nam

​University at Buffalo

Youngmi Kim

Virginia Commonwealth University


Lissa Johnson

Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration and Research;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building