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TitleAfrican Indigenous Financial Institutions [electronic resource] : The Case of Congo and Liberia / by Julia Smith-Omomo
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XI, 182 p. 6 illus. online resource


This book examines engagements with financial services in contexts of conflict. Using Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as case studies, it explores informal financial and business strategies and how these shift during conflict. Through a combination of regression analyses and panel data modeling with fixed effects, the project research indicates that conflict has a stronger effect on the nature of demand for credit and savings services than it has on the actual performance of financial institutions. In examining these patterns, the importance of networks and family becomes increasingly important—not just in the ways they are important to us as individuals, but as important determinants of post-war outcomes.


1. Chapter 1 Introduction -- 2. Chapter 2 Certainty Premiums and Cognitive Loads -- 3. Chapter 3 Monrovia Burning. 4. Chapter 4 Shadows are Weaker -- 5. Chapter 5 What’s War got to Do with this? -- 6. Chapter 6 Is Microfinance by Itself Transformative in Post-Conflict Contexts? -- 7. Chapter 7 Social behavioural Changes -- 8. Chapter 8 Stress Limits and Sparse Networks -- 9. Chapter 9 No Easy Answers

Economic development Social change Africa-Politics and government Economic development projects—Finance Peace Terrorism Development and Social Change. African Politics. Development Finance. Conflict Studies. Terrorism and Political Violence.


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