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School of Economics and Political Science
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
Course unit
MICROFINANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
EPP7077777, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
EP1980, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MICROFINANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALBERTO LANZAVECCHIA SECS-P/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/01 Political Economy 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to build up the theoretical foundation on microfinance and develop the skill of the students to be policy analyst, consultant and manager of microfinance projects in general and acquaint students with the practical aspects of microfinance industry, in Europe in particular.
Examination methods: Project work/term paper: 50%
Written exam: 40% (90% for those who do not submit a project work/term paper)
Oral exam: 10%
Assessment criteria: Knowledge: 50%
Analysis: 20%
Discussion: 30%
Course unit contents: Part 1 addresses poverty and microfinance in a human rights perspective: vulnerability and self-help
Part 2 provides an overview of microfinance, target markets and impact analysis, products and service of microfinance, microfinance institutions, designing loan products and saving products, performance measurement of microfinance institutions, capital markets and investors in microfinance.
Part 3 provides case studies taken from around the world
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The pedagogic strategy of this course will include lectures with group and class discussions, class works, case study analysis and presentations; project works/term paper, etc. Besides, writing theme papers and their presentations will form key activities in project work/ seminar unit of the course. Therefore, students will be required to be actively participating in both class and out of class activities. All students will be encouraged to make full use of available print and electronic resources. Prior reading of relevant text is essential for productive discussions in the class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Selected readings will be provided by Professor.
Online resources available at Official Course web page on Moodle (https://elearning.unipd.it/spgi)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ledgerwood Joanna, Julie Earne and Candace Nelson (eds.), The New Microfinance Handbook: A Financial Market System Perspective. Washington D.C.: World Bank, 2013. doi: 10.1596/978-0-8213-8927-0 Cerca nel catalogo