Lore Vandewalle
GIIDS, Geneva
Dr Lore Vandewalle is an assistant professor of economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and one of the members of the recently created Centre for Finance and Development. She is also a part-time senior researcher at the University of Oslo. She is a development economist, specialised in microfinance and financial inclusion in India.

Articles By Lore Vandewalle
Socially disadvantaged groups and microfinance in India
Posted On: 16 May 2016

The benefits of microfinance are in the details. This column takes a look at lending by commercial banks in India to self-help groups – smaller, informal community-based groups – as a new and successful microfinance initiative. Different ways of thinking about getting credit to the poorest and most marginalised in society can work, but only if the institutions are properly geared up for their customers
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Can bank account-based payments boost savings?
Posted On: 06 Apr 2015

Topics:   Finance

?The Finance Ministry plans to focus on mobilising savings in the next phase of PMJDY, the financial inclusion scheme. This column presents results from an experiment in Chhattisgarh, which tests whether the method of payment of wages and other transfers affects household finances. It finds that people that are paid through their bank account save more than those that are paid in cash.
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