Formalization and social cohesion: Evidence from rural Rwanda
De Bock, Ombeline (2015-04), Formalization and social cohesion: Evidence from rural Rwanda. https://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/17666
TypeDocument de travail / Working paper
Series titleNOPOOR Working Paper
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Author(s)De Bock, Ombeline
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique [FNRS]
Abstract (EN)In many developing countries, where the judicial system is typically weak and where contracts are not legally protected against defaulting, there exists a multitude of membership-based organisations aiming at providing financial services to their members alongside more formal alternatives to access financial services. If these informal organisations persist despite the enforcement constraints they face, we are tempted to ask how those financial groups overcome commitment issues and sustain cooperation?
Subjects / KeywordsRwanda; Microfinance; Social cohesion
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