Our Poverty Lab
Empowering The Poor is committed to providing scientific evidence to justify the need for and to improve the effectiveness of its programs and projects. We recognize that reducing poverty requires rigorous research, impact evaluations, and on-the-ground training of local populations.
To collect and analyze real-time data on a specific ETP’s program/project and on a variety of poverty-related issues facing the communities we serve.
To conduct impact evaluations to improve the effectiveness of our projects and programs.
To train local populations, high school and college students in the communities we serve to design survey instruments, collect data and evaluate projects.
The purpose of Empowering The Poor Poverty Lab (ETP Lab) is three-fold: