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Gender characteristics of the determinants of access to formal credit in rural Zanzibar

Khalid S. Mohamed and Andrew E. Temu
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 95-111

Despite the ongoing financial reforms undertaken in many developing countries, the majority of smallholder farmers still report limited access to formal credit. It is often argued that women are particularly more credit constrained than men. Various [...]

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Capital market development and investment efficiency in Nigeria

Olatundun Adelegan
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 113-132

This paper examines whether financial integration and capital market development has improved the efficiency with which investment funds are allocated to competing uses. The question is addressed using annual firm level data for manufacturing firms [...]

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The changing phase of farm credit delivery in Nigeria: a review of nature, characteristics and accessibility

S. O. Olubiyo
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 133-151

An inadequate and inappropriate credit facility is widely regarded as the main constraint to the development of agricultural business enterprises in rural economies. There is a limit to which the players in the sub-sectors can exert their full [...]

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The impact of Asian financial crisis on bank performance: empirical evidence from Thailand and Malaysia

Fadzlan Sufian and Muzafar Shah Habibullah
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 153-181

By using bank level data this paper examines how bank specific characteristics and the macroeconomic environment affects the profitability of the Thailand and Malaysian banking sectors over the period 1992-2003. All the variables are significant [...]

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Statistical analysis of the performance of microfinance institutions: the Ethiopian case

Tsegaye Anduanbessa
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 183-198

Nowadays governments and many development agents pay great attention to the development of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) with the belief that they are able to alleviate poverty in a very shot time. This paper tried to give statistical insight in [...]

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