Emerging Challenges and Innovations in Microfinance and Financial Inclusion

  • Michael O'Connor
  • Joana Silva Afonso

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About this book


The book is a contemporary compilation of important research in the area of microfinance and financial inclusion. It explores a plurality of views and experiences from different parts of the world while linking a variety of international research backgrounds. Accordingly the book will fill a gap in providing a carefully curated cross-sectorial selection of topics relevant to the development finance research community primarily but also industry practitioners who are interested in keeping abreast of developing research. Benefits in this regard also include being able to provide a platform to less established researchers offering them a voice in published form.


Microfinance financial inclusion innovation Fintech research regulation gender microfinance plus crowdfunding remittances client protection performance developing countries Islamic finance blockchain

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael O'Connor
    • 1
  • Joana Silva Afonso
    • 2
  1. 1.Portsmouth Business SchoolUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Portsmouth Business SchoolUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05260-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05261-4
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