Microsavings mobilization innovations and poverty alleviation in Nigeria

Babajide Abiola A.
Savings and Development Vol. 40(2016), No. 1, pp. 1-28

Innovation in microfinance is given as any change in banking technology which resulted in improved viability and/or outreach of the microfinance institution. This paper examined the influence of innovative savings products in the Nigerian banking [...]

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An empirical evaluation of Nigeria’s inter-temporal current account solvency

Olusegun Felix Ayadi, Johnnie Williams and Ladelle Hyman
Savings and Development Vol. 37(2013), No. 1, pp. 35-48

This paper sets out to assess the state of capital mobility in Nigeria through the inter-temporal solvency approach. It is an attempt to identify the extent to which actual current account movements have deviated from what is considered optimal [...]

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Paying for community-based health insurance schemes in rural Nigeria: the use of in-king payments

William M. Fonta, H. Eme Ichoku and John E. Ataguba
African Review of Money Finance and Banking 2010, pp. 109-128

Financing healthcare for the poor is one major challenge facing the world’s poorest populations in developing countries. While over 90% of the global burden of disease is borne by over 80%, only about 11% of global health spending is on the poor. [...]

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Microfinance and poverty reduction in rural Nigeria

Osaore Aideyan
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 3, pp. 293-317

There is extensive experience in microfinance provision in Africa, but relatively few empirical studies on the social and economic benefits to clients. This paper draws on original surveys of 281 rural households in Southern Nigeria, some of which [...]

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New estimates of the effect of financial liberalisation on economic growth in Nigeria

Babajide Fowowe
Savings and Development Vol. 32(2008), No. 3, pp. 205-225

The theory of financial liberalisation advocates the freeing up of financial markets so as to ensure a more efficient allocation of investment and a consequent improvement in economic growth. Nigeria’s experience with financial liberalisation [...]

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The role of community banks in economic development: a Nigerian case study

O. Felix Ayadi, Ladelle M. Hyman and Johnnie Williams
Savings and Development Vol. 32(2008), No. 2, pp. 159-173

The Decree 46 of 1992 created the National Board for Community Banks which was granted the power to license community banks. Community banks were created to: (1) promote rural development through provision of banking and financial services, (2) [...]

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