Grassroots Economics does regular research on the results of the different community currency programs. Data is collected through yearly surveys of the current programs, interviewing people in and out of the program. Prospective baseline surveys for other communities are done as well. Grassroots Economics founder Will Ruddick works together with researchers of different disciplines throughout the world. GEs standards on data analysis and reporting can be found here.
The preliminary results of the 2017 survey can be found here.
We are open to your research proposals. Please send us your proposal via the contact page.
- Dissaux, T., Ruddick, W. 2017. Challenges of Collective Organization and Institution Building around Community Currencies in Kenyan Slums. Paper prepared for the 4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies in Barcelona, Spain.
- Ruddick, W. 2015. Trust and Spending of Community Currencies in Kenya. Paper prepared for the 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies in Salvador, Brazil.
- Bendell, J., Slater, M., Ruddick, W. 2015. Re-imagining Money to Broaden the Future of Development Finance: What Kenyan Community Currencies Reveal is Possible for Financing Development. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Working Paper 2015-10.
- Ruddick, W., Richards, M., Bendell, J. Complementary Currencies for Sustainable Development in Kenya: the Case of the Bangla-Pesa. International Journal of Community Currency Research 19(D)
- Ruddick, W., 2011. Eco-Pesa: an Evaluation of a Complementary Currency Programme in Kenya's Informal Settlements. International Journal of Complementary Currencies 15(A)
- Ruddick, W., Mariani, L. 2013. Complementary Currencies Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy: Case Studies from Kenya. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Working Paper.
- Richards, M., Ruddick, W. 2013. Kenyan Businesswomen Transforming Slum Economies through Complementary Currencies. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
YouTube Series on Uses Agent Based modeling to explore the various benefits and challenges of Community Currencies: