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Journal Article | 2017

Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: Analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola

The effect of within-group heterogeneity on the survival of social groups is theoretically ambiguous. A greater diversity of ideas, experience, and networks can have a positive effect on members' benefits...
Ivar Kolstad, Armando J. G. Pires, Arne Wiig (2017)
in Oxford Development Studies
CMI Brief | 2015

The challenging dynamics of microcredit in Angola

Personal characteristics and capacities are important for whether microcredit clients succeed in business. In particular, a client’s education influences business profitability. However, to benefit from group-based microcredit, clients also need...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 6) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: Analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola

The effect of within-group heterogeneity on the survival of social groups is theoretically ambiguous. A greater diversity of ideas, experience, and networks can have a positive effect on members’ benefits...
Ivar Kolstad, Armando J. Garcia Pires, and Arne Wiig (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:3)
Report in External Series | 2015

Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: Analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola

The effect of within-group heterogeneity on the survival of social groups is theoretically ambiguous. A greater diversity of ideas, experience, and networks can have a positive effect on members’ benefits...
Ivar Kolstad, Armando J. Garcia Pires, and Arne Wiig (2015)
Bergen: CENTRE FOR APPLIED RESEARCH AT NHH (Working Paper No 03/15)
Book Chapter | 2014

Micro effects of natural resources: Insights from a survey of Angolan microcredit clients

While a number of studies documents macro level effects of natural resources, much less is known about how resources such as oil affect development prospects at the micro level of...
Allan Cain, Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014)
in A. Grant, W. R. N. Compaoré, and M. I. Mitchell: New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Journal Article | 2013

Does an educated mind take the broader view? A field experiment on in−group favouritism among microcredit clients

A number of studies document an in-group bias in social dilemma situations. While group structure and dynamics are important in shaping in-group favouritism, less attention has been paid to individual...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013)
in Journal of Socio-Economics vol. 45 August 2013 pp. 10-17
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Is oil-rich Angola a development success?

Ten years after the end of its civil war, Angola, which is heading to the polls Friday, has been transformed into a regional African power with a strong economy, but...
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2012)
CNN 30.08.2012
Angola Brief | 2011

What makes a credit group tick? In-group favouritism among microfinance clients

Microcredit clients are often assigned to credit groups with joint liability for loans. But what makes a credit group work well? What credit groups are likely to generate the internal...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 7) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

President Guebuza's own micro-credit program: Development failure and political success

In 2007, two years after he took power, the President of Mozambique Armando Guebuza launched one of his Presidency’s principal initiatives: The micro-credit programme widely known as the “7 million”....
Aslak JangÄrd Orre (2010)
IPRIS Bulletin May 2010
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Teaching business in Tanzania: Evaluating participation and performance

There is increased awareness that success among small scale entrepreneurs in developing countries requires more than microfinance, and that an important limiting factor for business growth is the level of...
Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 9) 9 p.
CMI Report | 2003

Sustaining local level development: What worked and what did not. Lessons from the phasing-out of Norwegian aid to the Hambantota Integrated Rural Development Programme (HIRDEP), Sri Lanka 1992-1999

Aid has been successful when it is no longer needed, but we all too often see how aid breeds dependency, and how both donors and recipients have difficulties preparing for...
Alf Morten Jerve, Sylvi Endresen, Dhanawardana Gamage and Marcus M. Karunanayake (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003:2)
CMI Report | 1997

Social action and microcredit funds in the Malawi: A pilot study

This study forms part of the output of a consultancy on Social Development Funds in Zimbabwe and Malawi commissioned from Chr. Michelsen Institute by the African Development Bank. It describes,...
Richard Moorsom and BMG Ltd. (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1997:8) 80 p.
CMI Working Paper | 1997

Microcredit programmes: Methodes for solving dilemmas of credit expansion

Providing credits seems to be an effective tool for improving the welfare of the poor. It is expected that microcredit funding to poor people will expand rapidly over the coming...
Arne Wiig (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1997:12)