Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact

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The FINCA Client Assessment Tool (FCAT)

The FCAT is an open source tool in the form of a 40 minute survey that measures internationally comparable variables of microfinance clients’ social well-being. The methodology utilizes a "two stage cluster sampling approach" to comprehensively survey clients regarding income sources and dependents, monthly household expenditures, daily per capita expenditures and poverty levels that collectively document expenditures on the six social metrics: household food security, health care, housing, education, empowerment, and social capital. Client responses are directly entered into PDA devices, which facilitate reliable data gathering and analysis.

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