Session 1: Traditional money management

"The Urban Poor and their Money" (73MB)
Mani Nandhi, Centre for Microfinance ‐ Chennai, India

"Network Linkages and Money Management: An Anthropological Purview of the Beesi
Network amongst the Urban Poor Muslims in Old City Area of Lucknow, India"
Syed Aiman Raza, Shia Degree College ‐ Lucknow, India

"Analysis of Financial practices among Families in Two Cities Indigenous to the
Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico"
Magdalena Villarreal, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiors en AnthropologÍa
Social ‐ Tlalpan, Mexico
and Maria Eugenia Santana, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas ‐ Chiapas, Mexico

Session 2: Existing indigenous money practices

"Borrowing from the Gods: Oracular Deities as Traditional Sources of Credit among the
Igbo of Nigeria"
Kenneth Omeje, United States International University ‐ Nairobi, Kenya

"Forms of Money: An Inquiry into the Processes of Use and Adaptation among the
Konda Reddis of South India"
Thanuja Mummidi, French Institute of Pondicherry ‐ Pondicherry, India

"Yesterday’s Nomads and Modern Money" (396KB)
Svetlana Tyukhteneva, Ethnoconsulting Ltd. ‐ Moscow, Russia

Session 3: Impact of m‐banking and ICTs

"The Impact of New Technology on the Use of Money as a Means of Spending, Saving
and Storing by the Poor: A Case Study of Sri Lanka"
Sirimevan S. Colombage, The Open University of Sri Lanka ‐ Nawala, Nugegoda

"A Study of Money and Financial Services and the Impact of ICTs Among Poor
Communities in Developing Countries: The Case of Botswana"
Beatrice Magembe and Alice Shemi, University of Botswana ‐ Gabarone, Botswana

"E‐money for Enhancing MDGs at Bottom of the Pyramid: A Case Study for M‐Banking
in Kenya"
Francis Wambalaba, Akosa Wambalaba, Philip Machoka
United States International University ‐ Nairobi, Kenya

Session 4: Multiple currencies and local money systems

"Local Money Systems: Financial Inclusion and Reduction of Poverty" (3MB)
Marco Crocco, Federal University of Minas Gerais ‐ Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

"Making Good Money: Microcredit, Commercial Financing, and Social Regulation in
Paraguay’s Tri‐Border Area"
Caroline Schuster, University of Chicago ‐ Chicago, IL

Session 5: Microfinance and technology

"Tabula Rasa? Conceptions of Microfinance in Juba, Sudan" (2MB)
Crystal Murphy Morgan, University of California, Irvine

"Financial Inclusion via Branchless Banking: What do we know about low‐income
consumers so far"
Mark Pickens (guest speaker), Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

Session 6: Alternative methods of managing finance and protection
against risk

"Follow the Bean: Navigating Value Exchange and Vulnerability with Farmers and their
Melissa Cliver, Financial Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) ‐ Montreal, Quebec

"A Study on M‐finance and Consumption Smoothening among the Poor with Irregular
Income Streams" Part I (5MB)
, PartII (591KB)
Harsha de Silva, LIRNEasia ‐ Columbo, Sri Lanka

"Managing Risks: What Poor Households in Yogyakarta do to smooth their
Catur Sugiyanto, Sri Yani Kusumastuti, and Duddy Donna
Universitas Gadja Mada ‐ Yogyakarta, Indonesia




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