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

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The research conducted by Judith Tyson indicates that:

By Ayse|January 3, 2018|Updates on the Research|0 comments

https://www.odi.org/experts/1320-judith-tyson – New data of finance by country and sector for sub-Saharan Africa  from 2006 to 2015 shows the very heavy concentration to a very few countries and sectors and their lack of correlation to the needs of inclusive growth. Nigeria alone received 45% of all finance and MICs received 67% of all finance. By contrast LDCs received only 33% and many LDCs receiving negligible or no finance. – Extractive  and short-term trade

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A new research titled “The effects of remittances on economic growth: Reexamining the role of institutions ” by Mr. Haruna Issahaku, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor and Professor Mohammed Amidu.

By Ayse|December 22, 2017|Publications, Updates on the Research|0 comments

    http://ugbs.ug.edu.gh/ugbsfaculty/profile-faculty_member/abor-joshua-yindenaba http://ugbs.ug.edu.gh/ugbsfaculty/profile-faculty_member/amidu-mohammed   A recently published paper of Mr. Haruna Issahaku, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor and Professor Mohammed Amidu find that: 1.      Remittances stimulate economic growth only in low income and lower middle-income countries. 2.     Remittances together with domestic institutions in low income and lower middle-income countries promote growth. 3.     Institutions in upper middle and high-income countries act as substitutes to remittances to promote growth.