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Linda Nakato

PhD Candidate

 
Office:
9I157 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Linda Nakato is a PhD candidate in International Business at the School of Business & Law at the University of Agder.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration (International Management specialization) from the University of Agder and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Makerere Univeristy in Uganda.

Linda is a member of the Center for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance (CERSEM).

I am a teaching assistant for the masters course on "Industrial Organization".

Research interests

Financial inclusion

Development studies

Multi-dimensional poverty

Social development

Courses and teaching

Emerging Markets (Master's level course)

Industrial Organization(Master's level course)

Work experience

  • Risk Advisor at Absa Bank Uganda
  • Monitoring & evaluation department at the Office of the Prime minister, Uganda
  • Sanlam Life Insurance Uganda

Academic interests

  • Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Financial inclusion

Projects

Linda's PhD project tackles three several aspects on the performance of savings groups through the following papers; 

  • Should informal financial groups at the bottom of the pyramid be linked to banks? A comparative analysis of linked and unlinked groups.
  • Financial education at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Is there an effect on the performance of informal grassroots financial associations?
  • Including men in a female financial model: an analysis of informal grassroots financial associations

Scientific publications

  • Nakato, Linda (2020). Including men in a female financial model: an analysis of informal grassroots financial associations.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2020). Should informal financial groups at the bottom of the pyramid be linked to banks? A comparative analysis of linked and unlinked groups.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2019). Financial education at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Is there an effect on the performance of informal grassroots financial associations?.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2019). Financial Linkages and Savings Groups: A comparative Analysis.
  • Djan, Kwame Ohene; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye; Mersland, Roy; Beisland, Leif Atle; Nakato, Linda (2019). The Impact of International Ownership on the Performance of Social Enterprises: A Global Survey of Microfinance Shareholder Firms.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2018). Financial Linkages and Savings Groups: A comparative Analysis.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2018). Financial Linkages and Savings Groups: A comparative Analysis.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2018). Financial Linkages and Savings Groups: A comparative Analysis.
  • Nakato, Linda; Mersland, Roy; D'Espallier, Bert (2018). Financial Linkages and Savings Groups: A comparative Analysis.

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