Assets for Independence (AFI) Program Evaluation

The AFI program funds Individual Development Accounts and financial education, with the goal of increasing savings and asset accumulation by low-income families. This project, for the Administration for Children and Families, is a random assignment evaluation of AFI focusing on short-term outcomes such as savings, savings patterns, asset purchases, and material hardship. As a subcontractor to the Urban Institute, MEF Associates is leading tasks related to site selection and recruitment, data collection support, and random assignment implementation, and contributing to the implementation study.

Building Savings for Success: Early Impacts from the Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation
Asset Building and Financial Empowerment
Mary Farrell | Sam Elkin | Angela Gaffney