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ADS710 - Microfinance for Poverty Reduction

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:

AID710

Unit chair:B Reid
Prerequisite:

 Nil

Corequisite:

For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil

For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727

Incompatible with:

AID710

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Microfinance is one of the key areas of contemporary development in practice among very poor householders. The principles involved in microfinance include elements of principles of banking and finance, the economics of poverty and community development. This unit will use both literature reviews and case studies to examine these elements from a development in practice perspective.

 

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:


• What is microfinance?
• Who are the micro finance providers?
• Microfinance models; who are the clients of micro finance providers?
• The role of microfinance in poverty reduction; does microfinance help the poor?
• Does microfinance help the poorest?
• Gender and microfinance;

Assessment

Two assignments totalling 5000 words: first assignment consisting of an essay 60%, second assignment consisting of case study/essay 40%

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