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Emerging Challenges and Innovations in Microfinance and Financial Inclusion

Editors: O'Connor, Michael, Silva Afonso, Joana (Eds.)

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  • Reflects on a possible role for microfinance in light of the complex challenges posed by climate change, both in terms of adaptation and mitigation
  • Aims at analysing the conditions of loan renewals, as most microfinance institutions foster client retention and apply a progressive lending policy
  • Examines current thought in terms of the wider place of financial technology in achieving financial inclusion​
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The book is a contemporary compilation of important research in the area of microfinance and financial inclusion. It explores a plurality of views and experiences from different parts of the world while linking a variety of international research backgrounds. Accordingly the book will fill a gap in providing a carefully curated cross-sectorial selection of topics relevant to the development finance research community primarily but also industry practitioners who are interested in keeping abreast of developing research. Benefits in this regard also include being able to provide a platform to less established researchers offering them a voice in published form.

About the authors

Michael O’Connor is a senior lecturer in the accounting and financial management subject group at Portsmouth Business School. As a law graduate and finance professional he has worked with Andersen and KPMG in Ireland as well as the European Commission in Brussels. He has significant overseas experience in Russia and China, particularly in financial training. In this regard he has also worked as a contractor for international consultancy firms on behalf of public and private sector clients in Western Europe, West Africa, Central Asia. He is a graduate of the European Microfinance Programme at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and was a co-organiser of the 5th European Research Conference on Microfinance.

Joana Silva Afonso is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Portsmouth (Economics and Finance Department). She has experience both as practitioner and researcher in the microfinance sector. She first became involved with microfinance in Portugal where she was a microcredit officer at ANDC (NGO) between 2005 and 2012. In 2013, she completed the European Microfinance Programme at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), which included field work in the Dominican Republic. Between 2015 and 2018, as part of her PhD at the University of Portsmouth, she conducted research on the challenges associated with impact evaluation in microfinance with field work in Pakistan and Zimbabwe. She was a co-organiser of the 5th European Research Conference on Microfinance which took place in June 2017.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Microfinance Alphabet

    Pages 1-11

    Hudon, Marek (et al.)

  • Addressing Climate Change with Microfinance Plus: Experiences in Cattle and Coffee Regions of Nicaragua

    Pages 13-37

    Bastiaensen, Johan (et al.)

  • Remittances: Loan Funds for a Rural Economy? Evidence from the Kayes District (Western Mali)

    Pages 39-59

    Namé, Michel (et al.)

  • Islamic Microfinance: Exploring the Experience of Akhuwat in Promoting Qard Hasan in Pakistan

    Pages 61-83

    Silva Afonso, Joana (et al.)

  • Relationship Lending in Microfinance: Do Women Benefit As Much As Men?

    Pages 85-122

    Bauwin, Mathilde

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Challenges and Innovations in Microfinance and Financial Inclusion
Editors
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Joana Silva Afonso
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05261-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05261-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05260-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 179
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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