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Challenges in banking the rural poor: evidence from Kenya’s western province

Dupas, Pascaline, Robinson, Jonathan and Keats, Anthony (2014) Challenges in banking the rural poor: evidence from Kenya’s western province. International Growth Centre Blog (07 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Most people in rural Africa do not have bank accounts. Without a safe place to save up money, it may be very difficult for people to take advantage of high-return investments of many types. Likewise, without a safe place to keep an emergency cash buffer, vulnerability to shocks might be exacerbated. Recognising this, policymakers and international aid organisations have begun to devote attention to expanding access to financial services in developing countries, especially in rural areas where access continues to be extremely limited. However, in Dupas et al. (2012) we investigate whether increasing access is enough.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82013

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