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Economics: Access to Credit Organizations: Sudan
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Women in Sudan have been largely excluded from formal financial institutions of the Anglo-Egyptian and independent Sudan, even as they have demonstrated the ability and desire to profit from financial transactions. The exclusion is not based on legal criteria, but rather on informal practices that control institutions of the formal sector. However, women – particularly in urban areas of northern Sudan – have access to informal financial institutions, and in recent years there have been some atte…

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Stiansen, Endre and Kevane, Michael, “Economics: Access to Credit Organizations: Sudan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0224b>
First published online: 2009

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