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6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe financial inclusion agenda: Examining the role of conventional banks in deepening access to formal credit
Using a unique district-level panel dataset, we investigate the effect of banking system penetration on financial inclusion in Ghana...Banking Financial inclusion Access to credit
Book ChapterCapital allocation, credit access, and firm growth
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamInvestment and access to finance SMEs Access to credit
Working PaperManagerial attributes and enterprise access to formal credit in Myanmar
Using data from a new survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar, we analyse enterprise demand for formal credit and the extent to which they are constrained in the formal credit market...Formal credit Gender Personality traits
Working PaperCapital allocation, credit access, and firm growth in Vietnam
In this paper, we explore the relationship between firm growth, access to finance, and the efficiency of capital allocation in Vietnam over the period 2005–2015...Investment and access to finance SMEs Access to credit