Call for PhD Applications on Savings Groups, CERSEM University of Agder
CERSEM - Center for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance, University of Agder (UiA) is searching for two highly motivated and talented candidates for PhD studies at one of Europe's leading PhD programs.
Savings groups are bottom of the pyramid banking systems that allow members access to basic savings and credit services. Around 20 persons are mobilized into a group where they contribute their own weekly savings and distribute these as loans to selected members as decided by the group. Together with sponsors, Strømmestiftelsen and Norges Handikapforbund in partnership with NUDIPU UGANDA, CERSEM is launching two new PhD research projects: 1) Performance of savings groups in West Africa, and 2) Disabled persons & savings groups.
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