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overview of gender and micro-finance in Ghana.

Marjorie Akpalu

overview of gender and micro-finance in Ghana.

by Marjorie Akpalu

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Published by University of East London in London .
Written in English


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SeriesBusiness Studies -- 2000
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Open LibraryOL18402549M

Book Description Microfinance has become an important component of development, poverty reduction and economic regeneration strategy around the world. By the early twenty first century tens of millions of people in more than countries were accessing services from formal and semi-formal microfinance institutions (MFIs). She demonstrates that the silence of women in finance reinforces, or restructures, the social and material organization of gender relations that prevail at different times and places. The distributive effects of financial governance and policy, for example, have a gender bias that on average place women at .

  Presentation on Microfinance 1. Microfinance An emerging asset class? By Erol Alaluf, Carol Rodrigues, Cagri Ilhan University of Toronto Nov. 24, Microfinance is a category of financial services targeting individuals and small businesses who lack access to conventional banking and related services. Microfinance includes microcredit, the provision of small loans to poor clients; savings and checking accounts; microinsurance; and payment systems, among other services. Microfinance services are designed to reach excluded customers, usually.

Photo Credit: Supriya Biswas. In , Women’s World Banking launched the Gender Performance Initiative (GPI) to evaluate how effectively MFIs are serving women, to demonstrate the benefits of financial inclusion for women, and ultimately, to build the business case that women are valuable customers and employees, as well as catalysts for social and economic change.   Cindy Lewis, ‘Microfinance From the Point of View of Women With Disabilities: Lessons From Zambia and Zimbabwe’, Gender and Development, , 12, 1, 28– Kate Maclean, ‘Capitalising on Women’s Social Capital: Gender and Microfinance in Bolivia’, in S. Chant (ed.), International Handbook of Gender and Poverty (Elgar, ), pp.


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Overview of gender and micro-finance in Ghana by Marjorie Akpalu Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evolution of the Microfinance Sub-Sector in Ghana1 Certainly, microfinance is not a new concept in Ghana. It has always been common practice for people to save and/or take small loans from individuals and groups within the context of self-help in order to engage.

This article reports on research into the impacts of micro-finance on gender roles, the extent to which socio-cultural factors influence these changes, and how such changes affect the well-being of rural Bogoso households in the Wassa West District of Ghana.

Findings indicated that micro-finance has changed men's and women's control over decisions and resource allocations, which consequently affected financial Cited by: World Bank, Rural and Micro Finance Regulation in Ghana: Implications for Development of the Industry, World Bank, New York () Susu Collectors in Ghana are recognizable for their distinctive, many pocketed coats.

Traditionally, they service a set area or group of families with whom they have developed a long relationship. Chapter four of the book deals with contextual issues affecting microfinance in Ghana. The author examines some factors of poverty, such as population, the economy and inequality.

He also discusses the geographical disparities in poverty levels, gender dimensions of poverty and policies to support microfinance : JCS Investments.

A recent study funded by the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) has revealed that rural women accessing microfinance in Ghana continue to face barriers when compared with men.

Irene S. Egyir, Lead Researcher on the project and Lecturer at the University of Ghana, spoke at a sensitization workshop saying that although women wereContinue reading →.

This special collection examines the claim that microfinance promotes gender equality. The focus is on three areas of the debate: first, the question of how successful microfinance has been in empowering women; second, whether and how negative gender discrimination operates within the sector; third, how power relations within and beyond the household shape the context and outcomes.

Gender awareness is a way of working and needs to be systematically incorporated. Engendering microfinance A gender perspective needs to be brought into all stages of the project cycle from planning and setting objectives, through implementation to monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.

Ghana has almost microfinance companies (Bank of Ghana, ), categorizing the sector into Tier-2 for deposit taking and Tier-3 for non-deposit taking institutions. The term micro finance is of recent origin and is commonly used in addressing issues related to poverty alleviation, financial support to micro entrepreneurs, gender development etc.

There is, however, no statutory definition of micro finance. The taskforce on supportive policy and. -Microfinance institutions can provide microloans to poor people in an efficient and financially sustainable way, once the numbers of clients reaches reasonable scale – 10 to 20 borrowers in most settings.

-Microfinance-lending savings, and other financial services to poor people –. On microfinance and The New Microfinance Handbook “Financial services help to smooth cash flows, build assets, invest productively, and, importantly, man-age risks.

Increasing the outreach of financial services that are affordable and meet the varied needs of. Economic and Gender Impacts of Microfinance From the outset, MFIs and other key organizations have argued t hat poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment are the main objectives of microfinance.

About the Gender & Finance project. Few female students today choose to specialize in finance during and after their studies, even when they tend to perform generally better in the classroom.

This is the case despite the fact that today’s business school classrooms composition is gender-balanced.

Gender and Development I recommend this book t. examining the impacts of gender with particular reference to Ghana. conceptual and policy issues. pension models in Costa Rica and Chile.

35 Gender poverty and pensions in the United Kingdom. gender and microfinance in Bolivia. Microfinance - the provision of savings, credit, and other financial products to the poor - grew rapidly in Ghana during the s in existing institutions, performing well by international benchmarks for MFIs and raising the percentage of the population that is financially included.5 While the universal banks have the bulk of the assets of the.

Ghana is IFC’s third largest exposure in Africa in terms of committed investment volume. As of Juneit had committed $1, million of its own account in Ghana. IFC’s current program in Ghana consists of 26 projects, comprising of investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, agribusiness, and services, and financial institutions.

Women and Microfinance in the Global South: Empowerment and Disempowerment Outcomes. by Lynn Horton, Cambridge University Press,£ Women and Microfinance in the Global South achieves what many qualitative researchers who have tried to persuade economists and politicians of the validity of their work may well view as a Holy Grail: a systematic review which allows qualitative.

Microfinance (MF) has grown over the last two decades into an important sub-field of development studies. This special issue of Oxford Development Studies explores the contributions of MF, drawing. HISTORY OF MICROFINANCE Microfinance activities date as far back as in the early ’s where Susu, which is one of the current microfinance schemes was practiced.

Available evidence also suggests that the first credit union in Africa was established in Northern Ghana in. This study sought to assess the impact of microfinance interventions on market women in the Sekondi-Tarkoradi Metropolis in the Western Region of Ghana.

Using a descriptive survey design, purposive and snowball sampling techniques were used to select respondents for the study. Microfinance programmes are currently promoted as a key strategy for simultaneously addressing both women empowerment and poverty alleviation in Ghana.

However, there has been a hot debate on the potency of microfinance in empowering the Ghanaian women. Apparently, this research was conducted to analyse the impact of microfinance services on the economic and social empowerment of women in Ghana.AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS ON WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES A CASE STUDY OF SINAPI ABA TRUST BY AYANOU THEOPHILUS ODAME.microcredit is now referred to as microfinance (Armendáriz de Aghion and Morduch).

A key feature of microfinance has been the targeting of women on the grounds that, compared to men, they perform better as clients of microfinance institutions and that their participation has more desirable development outcomes (Pitt and Khandker ).