National Quantitative Research for Agent Networks under Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) Project Wave II

National Quantitative Research for Agent Networks under Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) Project Wave II

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Project Scope

The Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) was a research project funded by Gates Foundation. MicroSave, a Kenya based market research firm, was awarded the funding to conduct the research in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Kenya and Tanzania among many other countries. The research was designed to increase global understanding of how to build and manage sustainable Cash In Cash Out (CICO) networks in poor communities. MicroSave commissioned Associates in Development (AiD) to administer and carry out the quantitative research component in Pakistan.

Services

The research comprised of 2,400 quantitative surveys across Pakistan (including Punjab, KPK, Sindh, Baluchistan, AJK and GB) with retail agents of branchless banking network service providers. A robust random sampling design stratified at district level was adopted to ensure the reliability of collected data and gather nationally representative research findings. The survey was conducted using digital devices, PDAs, using a customized Android-based enumeration software. AiD team provided following services:

 

  • Design of nationally representative sample
  • Hiring and training of field enumeration teams
  • Enumeration/ data collection across 20 districts of Pakistan
  • Data quality assurance and call backs
  • Reporting

 

A team of 25 surveyors was engaged to carry out enumeration activities across more than 20 districts of Pakistan.

 

Kay Staff Engaged

 

  • Survey Team Lead
  • Statistician/ Sampling Expert
  • Training Specialist
  • Research Specialist

Name of Client: 

  • Helix Micro Save

Project Duration/ Timeline: 

November 2016 to January 2019

Approx. value of the contract: 

US$ 144,000

Location: 

  • Pakistan