Essays about: "financial inclusion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 64 essays containing the words financial inclusion.

  1. 1. MOBILE MONEY AS A FINANCIAL INCLUSION TOOL FOR POVERTY REDUCTION A cross-country analysis of low- and middle-income countries

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emma Grimme Hallberg; [2019-02-12]
    Keywords : mobile-money; financial inclusion; poverty; technology; cross-country analysis; low-income countries; middle-income countries;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to examine if mobile money can act as a financial inclusion tool to reduce poverty levels in low- and middle-income countries. In contrast to the majority of the literature within its research field, this thesis observes the relationship on an aggregate cross-country level instead of using data on an individual or household level, in order to fully examine the impacts on national poverty levels. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Swedish Value Premium and Disasters: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle?

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för finansiell ekonomi

    Author : Majed Habash; David Öhlund; [2019]
    Keywords : The Value Premium; Disasters; Time-varying Risk;

    Abstract : This paper examines the value premium puzzle in Sweden for the period 2002 - 2016 and attempts to explain the puzzle by accounting for time-varying risk exposure with the inclusion of a proxy for financial disasters risk. The value premium is one of the most persistent financial anomalies and the reasons for its existence have been a hot topic for debate over the past years, with more recent research suggesting that it is a form of compensation for higher exposure to harsh economic downturns, or disasters. READ MORE

  3. 3. ESG investing in the Eurozone : Portfolio performance of best-effort and best-in-class approaches

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi; Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi

    Author : Kajsa Andersson; Simon Mårtensson; [2019]
    Keywords : ESG; sustainable finance; sustainable investing; portfolio performance; risk-adjusted returns; abnormal returns;

    Abstract : The last decades have seen a rapid increase of sustainable investing, also known as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing. There has also been an increasing body of academic literature devoted to whether investors can gain any financial benefits from taking ESG under consideration. READ MORE

  4. 4. The effect of mobile money on savings behaviors of the financially excluded

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Nationalekonomi

    Author : Jackline Mwende Skogqvist; [2019]
    Keywords : mobile money; savings; financial inclusion; formal financial institutions; financially excluded;

    Abstract : This study investigates whether the use of mobile money affects the savings patterns of individuals that are vulnerable to financial exclusion, that is, the low-income earners, low-educated, women and rural habitants. Studying the case of Kenya, this study uses data from the 2016 FinAccess Household Survey (N=8,665) that was designed to track and measure the drivers, growth and impact of mobile money use in Kenya. READ MORE

  5. 5. Evaluating the inclusion of sanitation and wastewater in climate policy and finance

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Moustafa Bayoumi; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Sanitation; Wastewater; Climate Change; Climate Finance.;

    Abstract : Sanitation is critical for sustainable development. However, the current systems in place are vulnerable to future risks. One of the main risks expected to have severe effects on the earth systems and our societies is climate change. If not dealt with, it threats to hinder or even reverse the progress done in sanitation access so far. READ MORE