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Special Issue | Financial Capability and Assets for Socioeconomic Development

Is it possible to mitigate financial hardship and economic vulnerability in sub-Saharan Africa by setting up programs and policies that cultivate financial capability?

Motivated by that question, the 10 articles in Financial Capability and Assets for Socioeconomic Development set a foundation for targeted research and applied engagement on the continent. This special issue features contributions originally presented within the financial capability track at the 2021 conference of the International Consortium for Social Development. The papers were subsequently developed through the Financial Capability and Asset Building in Africa initiative led by Faculty Directors David Ansong, Moses Okumu, and Isaac Koomson, the issue’s editors.

Articles in the Special Issue

Financial Capability in Africa: Innovation Through Evidence, Practice, and Policy
David Ansong, Moses Okumu, and Isaac Koomson

Taking Stock of Policies, Regulations, and Initiatives That Leverage Technology to Build Trust: Lessons from Ghana’s Financial Sector
Charles Ofori-Acquah, Christine Avortri, and Alexander Preko

Analysis of Ghana’s National Financial Inclusion and Development Strategy: Lessons Learned
Charles Ofori-Acquah, Christine Avortri, Alexander Preko, and David Ansong

Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB) for Persons with Disabilities in Ghana: the Role of Social Workers
Augustina Naami, Abigail Adubea Mills, and Eunice Abbey

Financial Capability and Asset Building Training in Ghana Through Project-Based Learning
Kingsley Saa-Touh Mort, Alhassan Sulemana, and Richard Baffo Kodom

Women’s Participation in a Savings Group and Depression: a Community-Based Financial Capability Intervention in Mozambique
Aweke Tadesse and Jin Huang

Delivering Financial Capability and Asset Building Curriculum: Strengthening the Competencies of Social Work Faculty
Mavis Dako-Gyeke, Kwamina Abekah-Carter, Vyda Mamley Hervie, and Doris Akyere Boateng

Financial Capability and Asset Building Curriculum for Social Work Students in the Kenyan Technical and Vocational Training Education System
Euphracia Owuor, Karla Shockley McCarthy, and Njeri Kagotho

Welfare Effects of Financial Inclusion Services in Ghana: A Comparative Analysis of Mobile Money and Other Financial Services
Richmond Atta-Ankomah, Charles Yaw Okyere

Effect of Financial Literacy on Poverty Reduction Across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
Isaac Koomson, David Ansong, Moses Okumu, and Solomon Achulo

Project: Financial Capability & Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa)


Ansong, D., Okumu, M., & Koomson, I. (Eds.). 2023). Financial capability and assets for socioeconomic development [Special issue]. Global Social Welfare, 10(1). https://link.springer.com/journal/40609/volumes-and-issues/10-1