Informal financial market in Ghana: factors influencing participation by maize farmers

Dadson Awunyo-Vitor
Savings and Development Vol. 39(2015), No. 1, pp. 37-58

The study examines characteristics of informal financial market in Ghana and identifies the determinants of maize farmers’ participation in informal financial market. The analysis is based on data collected from a survey of 595 maize farmers in [...]

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Sensitivity of loan size to lending rates evidence from Ghana’s microfinance sector

Samuel Kobina Annim
African Review of Money Finance and Banking 2010, pp. 85-107

This study examines the combined effect of interest rates and poverty levels of microfinance clients on loan size. Cross section data on 1800 households (698 clients and 1102 non-clients) from Ghana is used to test the hypothesis of loan price [...]

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Assessment of access to financial capital by rural people in Ghana: the case of the Upper East region

Mamudu Abunga Akudugu
Savings and Development Vol. 34(2010), No. 2, pp. 169-189

Financial capital (FC) can transform self-image, unlock potential and boost the productivity and well-being of the poor. This paper assesses the access to FC by rural people in the Upper East Region (UER) of Ghana. The study results showed that [...]

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Asset building and poverty reduction in Ghana: the case of microfinance

Joseph Adjei, Thankom Arun and Farhad Hossain
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 3, pp. 265-291

This paper examines the extent to which microfinance has contributed to poverty reduction in Ghana by supporting their clients with both financial and non-financial services to build up their asset base. The study found that participation in the [...]

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