I am a graduate researcher in Local Economic Development (LED). I am currently working on a major research paper that is trying to understand microfinance activity and its role in local economic development through:
Common microfinance literature is filled with popular topics such as: poverty reduction, women’s empowerment, effects to household income and slum upgrading. There are not many discussions on how microfinance activity impacts greater local economic development, nor how someone such as myself - a LED practitioner - can contribute to microfinance in the field. This research paper aims to fill a gap in microfinance knowledge.
My name is Andrew Bacchus. I am a graduate researcher at the University of Waterloo completing a (MAES) Local Economic Development. My research is trying to understand the impacts on local economic development related to and/ or originating from microfinance activity.
Email contact: abacchus (at) uwaterloo.ca. My advisor is Olaf Weber.