Hardback

Handbook of Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Development

9781789903867 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Valentina Hartarska, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and Department of Finance, Auburn University, US and Robert Cull, Development Research Group, The World Bank, US
Publication Date: February 2023 ISBN: 978 1 78990 386 7 Extent: c 524 pp
This timely Handbook collates a range of evidence from top scholars in the field to help readers understand who microfinance reaches, how it helps, and why clients come back. It offers updated views on important concepts that enable a broader framework for understanding poverty and the corresponding financial needs of poor households.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contributors
More Information
This timely Handbook collates a range of evidence from top scholars in the field to help readers understand who microfinance reaches, how it helps, and why clients come back. It offers updated views on important concepts that enable a broader framework for understanding poverty and the corresponding financial needs of poor households.

Chapters cover recent findings on social impacts, the role of gender, fairness of interest rates, financial resilience in emergencies, and financial education, to provide a thorough coverage of key areas of the field. The Handbook focuses on delivery mechanisms for financial services including group liability lending, agent banking, and digital finance, as well as the special role of value chain finance and insurance for smallholder agriculture.

The case studies from both developed and developing countries and regions, illustrating the novel aspects of the link between microfinance, financial inclusion and development will make this a critical read for economics and development studies scholars. The practitioner views on the role of microfinance included in the Handbook will also make this a relevant and useful read for policy makers and practitioners in the area.
Critical Acclaim
‘This is an outstanding collection of contributions from some of the most highly-respected researchers in the field of microfinance. It provides an excellent overview of the evidence on the success and limitations of microfinance and addresses important topics such as gender and finance, digital finance, and financial literacy. A must-read for anyone interested in microfinance.’
– Niels Hermes, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

‘An impressive collection of articles on many important aspects of microfinance; written by experts in the field and providing a unique and comprehensive overview of where microfinance stands in the 2020s.’
– Thorsten Beck, European University Institute, Italy
Contributors
Contributors include: Christian Ahlin, Saniya Ansar, Knarik Ayvazyan, James R. Barth, Greta Bull, Sinja Buri, Anastasia Cozarenco, Robert Cull, Alan de Brauw, Godwin Debrah, Giovanni di Placido, Gregor Dorfleitner, Xavier Giné, Claudio Gonzalez-Vega, Aleksandr Grigoryan, Isabelle Guérin, Begoña Gutiérrez-Nieto, Valentina Hartarska, Wim Heijman, Jake Hess, Jitka Hilliard, Marek Hudon, Susan Johnson, Knar Khachatryan, Leora Klapper, Robert Lensink, Alejandro Javier Micco Aguayo, Laura Mo, Jonathan Morduch, Victor Motta, Pundarik Mukhopadhaya, Batkhuyag Myagmar, Denis Nadolnyak, Nguyen Nguyen, Dina Pons, Noémie Renier, Joakim Sandberg, Carlos Serrano-Cinca, Apurba Shee, Silvia Storchi, Johan Swinnen, Ariane Szafarz, Calum G. Turvey, Patricio Andrés Valenzuela Aros, Bilal Zia































My Cart