The impact research in Ghana reinforced by the operations research in the Philippines shows that public health and microfinance objectives can be achieved at the same time with the same staff through careful integration of education and financial service delivery.

The experience of Freedom from Hunger indicates that the major ingredients for successful integration are found in the general capacity to manage people and programs and the specific institutional will to succeed in integrating services originating from different sectors of development. Where there is skill and will, each sector can add substantial value to the other for the benefit of very poor families.