Towards a better understanding of informal financial service interventions in West Africa: Investigating impact, evolution, and key challenges.

Sawyer, Melita Antoinette


  • This dissertation adds to our knowledge on the role of simple informal savings devices in helping households in West Africa cope with shocks, smooth consumption, and invest in the short term and the longer term. The studies presented herein find that a simple savings device can help households smooth consumption in the face of serious health shocks. In Niger, households with a simple lockbox ... read more
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