30 September 2014
From Microfinance to Inclusive Finance (taught in ITALIAN)
Financial exclusion is now a social phenomenon and a global growth concern. Poverty, old and new, is closely related to situations of social and financial exclusion. Microfinance has been, in recent decades, a major innovation in the fight against poverty and the promotion of sustainable development processes both in emerging countries and in countries with advanced economies.
Practices, microfinance institutions and methods are rapidly changing; the current international economic and financial crisis highlights the contradictions and limits of some experience, and indicates new working hypothesis to go beyond the models acquired.
Analyze what happens in a structured manner is essential to read the changing processes and to actively participate in the new experiments. We need to look forward, but we must also be able to recall the best forms of mutualism and popular finance who have crossed European and International societies and economies.
The course offers two very concrete testbeds to understand the evolution of microfinance towards new forms of financial inclusion. The first concerns the assessment of creditworthiness, through the testimony of a concrete experience of Italian microcredit. The second proposes a presentation of migrant finance in its transnational connotation and its connotation of regional action by countries of origin to host countries.
We will also present two case studies that illustrate - with the direct testimony of those responsible - innovative and alternative way to fight against poverty through the development of community-based organizations and business support through the involvement of local social networks.
This course, created through a collaboration between ISPI, Microfinance Srl and Giordano dell’Amore Foundation, aims to highlight the main aspects related to microfinance, but also to inspire a discussion on what is now considered the new frontier: the inclusive finance.
We will also make available lot of material, studies, data, documents and references to investigate the issue.
Useful for the Diploma in Development and Cooperation.
Giordano Dell’Amore foundation and Microfinanza srl
The course is intended for university students, graduates, professionals in the field of development cooperation, social finance, ethics, and social responsibility, and anyone wishing to deepen his/her knowledge on the issues of microfinance and inclusive finance.
EUR 200: Distance Learning .
The EUR 200 course fee includes all instructional materials