Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth, Short Course

Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 days
    Duration
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Over the past years, many low-income countries have undergone extensive financial reforms. Despite these reforms, many households and enterprises, especially in Africa, are still unable to participate in the financial sector. This Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth course is offered by the University of Groningen.

About

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:

  • Impact of financial inclusion interventions: methods and applications
  • Financial inclusion: financial innovation and cross border banking
  • Financial products for financial inclusion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Impact of Financial Inclusion Interventions: Methods and Applications

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.

  • Financial inclusion: financial innovation and cross border banking

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.

  • Financial Products for Financial Inclusion

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.

Lecturers

  • Robert Lensink (Professor of Finance, University of Groningen)
  • Charles K.D. Adjasi (Professor of Development Finance and Economics, University of Stellenbosch )
  • Issouf SOUMARÉ (Professor of Finance, Université Laval)

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 6 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 6 days.
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The fee for students from University Groningen, Université Laval and University of Stellenbosch is €300.

Housing (optional): €245

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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