FACILITATING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF FINANCIAL SELF-SUSTAINABILITY IN RURAL MICROFINANCE FOR EFFECTIVE OUTREACH: DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT ISSUES

Authors:
Charitonenko, Stephanie
Type: Thesis
Journal title: Graduate Research Master's Degree Plan B Papers
Year of publication: 1998
Source: AgEcon
Collected from: AGRIS
Subject:
cooperatives
agribusiness and cooperatives
agriculture
Description:This paper explores how microfinancial intermediation can be effectively promoted in rural areas to alleviate poverty and increase incomes for economic development. First, the inherent interdependencies in financial intermediation are addressed since they have historically inhibited the efficient functioning of rural financial markets. Second, the meaning of "successful" microfinancial intermediation is defined and applied to two case studies of the most widely recognized "success stories" - the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in Thailand, and the Bank Rakyat Indonesia's Village Unit system in Indonesia. Third, lessons from the case studies are drawn to identify minimum sufficient organizational (micro) and environmental (macro) conditions necessary for "successful" microfinancial intermediation in rural areas. Finally, the internal operational and external governmental policy implications of these minimum sufficient conditions are analyzed.
 

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