While it is well known that financial institutions and markets can help induce economic growth, it is much less clear how financial development can become inclusive and kick start a process of sustainable economic growth with a positive effect on the poor.
This summer school will discuss the major developments regarding research on financial inclusion, including microfinance. It will shed much light on how financial inclusion can induce sustainable growth in low-income economies, with explicit attention to African countries.
This one-week summer school will contain interactive lectures by the organisers from the University of Groningen (Netherlands), Université Laval(Canada), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), as well as some guest speakers. Ample attention will be given to group discussions.
This Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth course offered by the University of Groningen is organised around the following three main topics:
You can apply until:
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The objective of this part of the course is to provide students with better knowledge about the theory and practice of impact analyses in developing countries. Special attention will be given to the impact of microfinance projects.
The objective of this part of the course is to introduce the participants with two key contributors to financial inclusion: financial innovation and cross border banking.
This part of the course provides students with knowledge on the demand side of financial inclusion by discussing innovations in designing inclusive financial products from the customer’s perspective. The emphasis on demand side issues-customer centricity in financial inclusion- provides a framework for assessing and designing inclusive financial products in developing countries.
Please submit the following documents with your application:
The fee for students from University Groningen, Université Laval and University of Stellenbosch is €300.
Housing (optional): €245
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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