Sub-Saharan Africa

The effects of subsidised micro health insurance on insurance demand and welfare outcomes in rural Burkina Faso

Lisa Oberländer, Michael Schleicher, Germain Savadogo, Aurélia Souares, Rainer Sauerborn and Stefan Klonner
Savings and Development 2015, No. Special Issue - UMM Master Awards 2014, pp. 77-139

This paper evaluates the impact of a 50 per cent subsidy on micro health insurance in Burkina Faso. Applying a sharp regression discontinuity design, we found, first, that the subsidy doubled insurance enrollment, implying that poor households’ [...]

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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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