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Research Seminar Series on Financial Inclusion: Do Development Programs Deviate Informal Financial Associations from Their Core Financial Purpose?
November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm +04
About the Event:
Savings groups gained importance in the last decades and now include millions of households across the world, becoming a key factor in worldwide financial inclusion. In recent years, they also became an important intermediary for NGOs to deliver development programs such as health sensitization campaigns, business and agricultural training and other empowerment programs.
This paper aims at investigating the impact of the delivery of such development programs, referred to as “plus-activities”, on the core financial purpose of the savings groups, namely, their capacity to serve the saving and borrowing needs of their members.
This is the last paper presentation within the research seminar series on financial inclusion in the scope of the EURASIA project on the Development and Impact Assessment of Financial Inclusion Policies and Strategies organized by the AUA Manoogian Simone College of Business & Economics.
About the Speaker:
Anaëlle Petre, PhD Candidate, Applied Economics – Financial Inclusion & Microfinance, University of Agder (UiA), Norway.
Seminar will also be streamed online via Zoom.