Essays about: "microfinance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 120 essays containing the word microfinance.

  1. 1. How financial regulation promotes financial inclusion in less developed countries

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Derick Okodi; [2021-06-24]
    Keywords : Bank regulation; Financial inclusion; BankCommercial and Microfinance regulation; Information asymmetry;

    Abstract : Aim: This thesis aims to examine how bank regulation reduces financial exclusion in Uganda. Methodology: A qualitative content analysis method was used to examine the Annual supervisory Reports of the Bank of Uganda and Journals about Microfinance institutions in Uganda to examine how banks regulation reduces financial exclusion. READ MORE

  2. 2. More money for less work – or more work for less money? : Microfinance in the context of poverty and extreme working hours in the Kenyan informal economy

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Axel Svensson; [2021]
    Keywords : Microfinance; Kenya; Labour Supply; informal economy;

    Abstract : The Sub-Saharan African informal economy is often characterised by underemployment where workers spend countless hours earning bare minimum. This study investigates the impact of microfinance participation on earnings, time spent on market work, household work and leisure among women in the informal economy in Kenya. READ MORE

  3. 3. Female Empowerment through Village Savings and Loan Associations in Rwanda

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Mikaela Eriksson; Ellen Kyhle; [2021]
    Keywords : Female Empowerment; Village Savings and Loan Associations; VSLA; Microfinance; Vi Agroforestry; Rwanda;

    Abstract : The village-based microfinance approach Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) has been implemented in developing countries for three decades, and is found to be an effective tool in alleviating poverty and facilitating access to financial services in rural areas.  This study, done in collaboration with Vi Agroforestry, aimed to investigate the impact of VSLA activities on female empowerment in Rwanda, and more specifically, how women's access to and control over assets have been affected by VSLA participation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Digital Microfinance in a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ - Organizational Challenges for Microfinance Institutes towards Digital Financial Inclusion

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Aquib MD Sadman Bari; [2021]
    Keywords : Microfinance; Digitization; Financial Inclusion; Digital Financial Services; Bangladesh; Diffusion of innovations; Organizational capacity; Digital innovations; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to contribute to the growing concept of Digital Financial Inclusion by exploring the challenges that Microfinance Institutes (MFIs) experience to provide financial services to the unbanked population in Bangladesh. Though there is an emergence of digital financial services provided by the commercial banks based on the infrastructural development initiative taken by the Bangladeshi Government’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’ agenda, only a few MFIs are investing their resources in digital innovations to strengthen their activities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Investigating Monga : seasonal food insecurity and adaptation strategies in the northern region of Bangladesh

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Md Ariful Islam; [2021]
    Keywords : seasonal food insecurity; poverty; migration; microfinance;

    Abstract : Food insecurity and poverty are interlinked and the main reason for migration in poor households from the northern part of Bangladesh. Individuals from poor households migrate in the hope of improving self-well-being and for their families. Monga-seasonal food insecurity is a multi-dimensional issue in the northern region of Bangladesh. READ MORE