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The Role of Microfinance in Africa: A Review of Outcomes from Ghana and Nigeria

Alhassan, Yahaya, Kuagbela, Francis, Nurokina, Caesar and Appiah, Bernard (2021) The Role of Microfinance in Africa: A Review of Outcomes from Ghana and Nigeria. In: Microfinance and Sustainable Development in Africa. IGI Global Publishing. ISBN 9781799874997 (In Press)

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This chapter examines the role of microfinance in developing countries, particularly Ghana and Nigeria. The chapter begins with an overview of the link between microfinance, poverty and women empowerment in the chapter introduction. The background to the chapter setting out the main difference between microfinance and microcredit is provided next. The role of microfinance in contemporary development finance is then discussed. In this context, existing literature on the role of microfinance in reducing poverty, women empowerment, microenterprise development and economic growth is extensively reviewed. Key solutions and recommendations are then presented next, followed by future research direction and the chapter conclusion.

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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2021 14:17
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 08:49


Author: Yahaya Alhassan ORCID iD
Author: Francis Kuagbela
Author: Caesar Nurokina
Author: Bernard Appiah

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University of Sunderland in London


Business and Management > Accounting and Finance
Business and Management > Business
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