Essays about: "informal finance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the words informal finance.

  1. 1. Bridging the Gap between Formal and Informal Finance

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Heidi Uitto; [2020]
    Keywords : financial inclusion; propensity to save; informal finance; development; gender; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : Financial inclusion, defined as access and usage of formal financial services, has several positive micro and macro-level socio-economic implications. Due to decades of vigorous policies aiming at lowering barriers to formal finance, 80 percent of Indians now own a bank account. However, there is a significant gap between account take up and usage. READ MORE

  2. 2. Risk, Resilience and Insurance in Sudanese Pastoralism

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Alla Safieldin; [2019]
    Keywords : Climate change adaptation; Disaster risk management; Drought; Index-based livestock insurance; Pastoralism; Risk; Resilience; Sudan; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The nomadic pastoralists of the Sahel are often identified as a group at the frontline of global climate change. Their existence in arid and semi-arid regions and their reliance on seasonal rainfall are among the factors that contribute to their vulnerability to drought and climate shocks. READ MORE

  3. 3. How to empower a country using informal financial systems : Stokvels, the South African economical saviour

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Helin Bäckman Kartal; [2019]
    Keywords : Informal finance; Stokvel; poverty reduction; South Africa;

    Abstract : This study is a Minor Field Study (MFS), which is a Sida funded scholarship who made this field study possible. With an institutionalist approach, this field study aims to outline the foundational reasons behind peoples’ participation in the South African informal financial stokvel system. READ MORE

  4. 4. Can the Guarantee Instrument Fight Poverty? : A Minor Field Study in the Morogoro Region in Tanzania

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Nationalekonomi; Linköpings universitet/Nationalekonomi

    Author : Linnéa Prytz; Ida Norman; [2019]
    Keywords : Guarantee instrument; Financial access; Productivity; Welfare; Tanzania; Agriculture;

    Abstract : The role of access to finance for economic development has received extensive attention recently, which has brought the issue to the top of the policy agenda. The growing attention has resulted in several public policy initiatives to encourage access to financial services, especially in low-income countries where credit constraints are severe. READ MORE

  5. 5. Does it pay off to be formal? How different financing choices affect the performance of Chinese private firms

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Claus Eduard Petræus; [2018]
    Keywords : China; Finance; Private firm; Performance; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the link between private firm performance and access to finance from a formal financial institution in China. Using firm-level data collected by the World Bank from 2700 private Chinese firms in the period December 2011 to February 2013, this paper finds a positive connection between the use of formal finance and private firm performance. READ MORE