Prof. Christine Oughton participated as a Plenary Session speaker at the Annual Conference of The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

By Ayse|June 28, 2018|Events|0 comments

Prof. Christine Oughton was an invited Plenary Session speaker at the Annual Conference of The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), 5-7 June 2018, Nairobi and presented a paper on “Financial Instruments for Mitigating and Coping with Climate Disaster Risk”  

Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u appionted as the new AERC Executive Director

By Ayse|April 29, 2018|News|0 comments

Congratulations to Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u for his appoinment as the new African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u is a member of the International Advisory Group (IAG) of the ESRC Inclusive Finance Project under Centre for Global Finance. Njuguna Ndung’u is the immediate former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), where he served for two 4-year terms as required by law, from 2007 to 2015. Prior to

Read More

Prof. Robert Lensink awarded a Royal Decoration

By Ayse|April 29, 2018|News|0 comments

Congratulations to Prof. Robert Lensink on receiving a Royal Decoration – Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau for his work related to developing countries, in particular Africa. Prof. Robert Lensink is our CGF research partner on the ESRC Inclusive Finance Project. He is Professor of Finance and Financial Markets at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen (80%) and Professor of Finance and Development in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen

Read More

A recently published paper by Joshua Yindenaba Abor and Mohammed Amidu, CIs of Inclusive Finance Project, on Mobile Telephony, Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth

By Ayse|February 6, 2018|Publications, Updates on the Research|0 comments

The paper employs the multipurpose nature of mobile telephony to investigate its welfare implications using a large sample of households in Ghana. We use seemingly unrelated probit and instrumental variable procedure to test for two related issues: First, we investigate whether mobile telephony promotes pro-poor development by helping households to efficiently allocate consumption and navigate out of poverty. Second, we analyze whether access to a broad array of financial services

Read More