Recent Finance Advances in Information Technology for Inclusive Development: A Systematic Review

NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking, 19 (1-2), pp. 65-93 (2018)

A G D I Working Paper No. WP/18/040

42 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2018

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Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Jacinta Nwachukwu

Coventry University

Date Written: November 1, 2018

Abstract

The overarching question tackled in this paper is: to what degree has financial development contributed to providing opportunities of human development for those on low-incomes and by what information technology mechanisms? We systematically review about 180 recently published papers to provide recent information technology advances in finance for inclusive development. Retained financial innovations are structured along three themes. They are: (i) the rural-urban divide, (ii) women empowerment and (iii) human capital in terms of skills and training. The financial instruments are articulated with case studies, innovations and investment strategies with particular emphasis, inter alia on: informal finance, microfinance, mobile banking, crowdfunding, microinsurance, Islamic finance, remittances, Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and the Diaspora Investment in Agriculture (DIA) initiative.

Keywords: Finance; Inclusive Growth; Economic Development

JEL Classification: G20; I10; I20; I30; O10

Suggested Citation

Asongu, Simplice and Nwachukwu, Jacinta, Recent Finance Advances in Information Technology for Inclusive Development: A Systematic Review (November 1, 2018). NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking, 19 (1-2), pp. 65-93 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3276499 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3276499

Simplice Asongu (Contact Author)

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

Jacinta Nwachukwu

Coventry University ( email )

Priory Street
Coventry, CV1 5FB
United Kingdom

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