Spatial and socio-economic dimensions of clients of microfinance institutions in Ghana
In applying microfinance as a strategy to create wealth and reduce poverty, developing countries have had to contend with individual and spatial dimensions of interventions. This paper contributes to the debate on spatial and socio-economic dimensions by examining the backgrounds of clients and non-clients of microfinance institutions in Ghana. Data were collected from 1,628 client households from 17...
Land use changes and environmental stress accounting (case study from northwestern part of the Czech-German borderland)
The authors assess the long-term changes in utilisation of the territory (1845 - 2005). They apply a new methodology called environmental stress accounting. They notice qualitative changes in how utilisation of the territory develops. They assess the stress-causing effects on both the natural subsystem (ecological stress) as well as on the social subsystem (social stress). The aggregate result is a...