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BlogCan access to finance spur entrepreneurship in Indian informal sector?
Credit constraints, a consequence of the widespread failure of credit markets in developing countries, are widely regarded as a key constraint to entrepreneurship...India Informality Entrepreneurship
BlogDoes access to microfinance help or hinder women’s empowerment?
Almost everywhere, women are underrepresented in labour markets compared to men...Gender equality Gender equality; Labour markets Bangladesh
Journal ArticleRural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financi...Rural financial intermediation Poverty reduction Welfare
Working PaperThe welfare effects of financial inclusion in Ghana: An exploration based on a multidimensional measure of financial inclusion
Using a nationally representative household survey data set from Ghana, this paper provides empirical evidence regarding the role of financial inclusion or financial exclusion in household welfare...Financial inclusion Household welfare Ghana
Working PaperGender disparities in financial inclusion in Tanzania
Although Tanzania has made notable progress in enhancing access to financial services, the gender gap in financial inclusion persists...Gender Financial inclusion Mobile money
SeminarMaureen Odongo on gender disparities and financial inclusion in Tanzania
Maureen Odongo gave a presentation on 15 April 2021, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar, in collaboration with UONGOZI...
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
Working PaperPutting the financial system to work for the poor and SMEs
The financial inclusion effort achieved positive results, with the number of Mozambicans having access to banking services increasing considerably, particularly after 2011–12...Credit Guarantees Financial inclusion
Working PaperRural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis
The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financial intermediaries in addition to...Rural financial intermediation Poverty reduction Welfare