Episode 6: TECHNOLOGIES OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN LOW INCOME COUNTRIES

 

This week we speak about Technologies of Financial Inclusion in Low Income Countries. a key focus for the Centre for Global Finance at SOAS, run by Professor Victor Murinde.

Professor Victor Murinde is a financial economist, with more than 25 years’ expertise, mainly in academia, policy and consultancy roles for governments and leading international organisation. He was the founding Director of African Development Institute at the African Development Bank (2011-2014). Professor Murinde is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of a large research project on “Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth”, and a Co-Investigator on “Research on China’s Financial System towards Sustainable Growth: The Role of Innovation, Diversity and Financial Regulation” jointly with colleagues at SOAS University of London and Nankai University Tianjen, and Zhejiang University, Hangzou, in China.

In 2017, he was appointed to the AXA Chair in Global Finance in the School of Finance and Management at SOAS University of London, and he is responsible for providing CGF’s vision, strategy, and oversight.

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Resources:

Discover more about the Centre of Global Finance on their website: https://www.centreforglobalfinance.org

Follow the Centre of Global Finance on Twitter: @CGFSOAS

Learn more through the YouTube video: AXA Chair of Global Finance at SOAS University of London

Read about the Centre’s research project: Inclusive Finance, Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth

On the new and expanding research on financial inclusion and the link between inclusive financial development and economic growth: Financial inclusion and economic growth: What do we know?

On the research workshop held at Loughborough University by the Centre for Global Finance (CGF) and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University: DFID-ESRC ‘Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth’ research project: A Workshop in Honour of Professor Christopher J. Green

A feature on the Distinguished Guest Lecture The Drive Towards Building a Digital Economy in Ghana on Ghana’s biggest online news portal Graphic Online: Ghana is on the right path – UK’s SOAS Director

Visit the website of the National Builders Corp to discover more on the projects to digitise Ghana’s economy: https://nabco.gov.gh/

The e-zwich payment system is an innovative method for improving accessibility to banking and retail services in Ghana: https://ghipss.net/products-services/e-zwich

Learn more about M-Pesa, the pioneering mobile money transfer technology: https://www.safaricom.co.ke/personal/m-pesa

For academics and practitioners working on “Financial Inclusion and Fintech”: submit your papers for the Centre of Global Finance conference, which will take place on 25th and 26th March 2019 at SOAS University of London: https://www.centreforglobalfinance.org/financial-inclusion-and-fintech

For more information on the degree programmes in the School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London: https://www.centreforglobalfinance.org/degree-programmes/