Why Has Microcredit Had Such a Limited Impact on the Reduction of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Finance Reconsidered: New Perspectives for a Responsible and Sustainable Finance

ISBN: 978-1-78560-980-0, eISBN: 978-1-78560-979-4

ISSN: 2043-9059

Publication date: 2 September 2016

Abstract

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The chapter clearly identifies the limits of microcredit and their reasons.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgement

I would especially like to thank the following people for their suggestions, not all of which I have been able to include here: Edoé Agbodjan (University of Ottawa), Eveline Baumann (IRD Paris), Nathanael Ojong, Yves Somé and Théophile Sossa (former PhD students at IHEID Geneva), the researchers on the Microfinance in Crisis research project backed by the European Investment Bank [http://www.microfinance-in-crisis.org/], the organisers of and participants in the session Managing other people’s money: financial services in sub-Saharan Africa after structural adjustment at the 5th European Conference on African Studies in Lisbon on 27 June 2013, and two anonymous readers.

Citation

Servet, J. (2016), "Why Has Microcredit Had Such a Limited Impact on the Reduction of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa?", Finance Reconsidered: New Perspectives for a Responsible and Sustainable Finance (Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 199-227. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2043-905920160000010028

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