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Rural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis

Michael Danquah (), Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Williams Ohemeng and Alfred Barimah

No wp-2020-2, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financial intermediaries in addition to rural and community banks and microfinance institutions. Using recent household survey data, we ascertain the access of rural populations to various types of financial services, and the influence of rural financial intermediation on poverty reduction, in Ghana.

Keywords: Rural financial intermediation; Poverty reduction; Welfare; Financial inclusion; Ghana (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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