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Impact of financial inclusion on poverty through Islamic microfinance in Mauritania

Maouloud, Vatimetou Mokhtar and Kassim, Salina and Othman, Anwar Hasan Abdullah (2021) Impact of financial inclusion on poverty through Islamic microfinance in Mauritania. In: Handbook of research on Islamic social finance and economic recovery after a global health crisis. IGI Global, Pennsylvania, United States. ISBN 9781799868118 (In Press)

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Poverty is a severe problem, particularly in third world countries. Since reducing poverty is the first goal of Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, it is the concern of numerous organizations and governments. This chapter is a conceptual paper that discusses the effectiveness of microfinance in eradicating poverty. The main purpose of this chapter is to present the current situation of poverty in Mauritania and the prospect to alleviate it through Islamic microfinance and financial inclusion. It also attempts to propose new suggestions for the Mauritanian government to alleviate poverty and increase people's wellbeing. It has been concluded that Islamic microfinance can reduce poverty in Mauritania. Thus, this research recommends policymakers and managers of Islamic microfinance to enhance the outreach of microfinance institutions to reach a large segment of vulnerable people. This study is among the pioneers in the field of Islamic microfinance in Mauritania, so it fills up this gap in the literature and adds new theoretical discussion to the topic worldwide.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4600/84103
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial inclusion, poverty, Islamic microfinance, Mauritania
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB126.4 Islamic Economics
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ1438 Public Finance In Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Asst.Prof Anwar Hasan Abdullah Othman
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2020 11:57
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 16:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84103

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