Module 02: Actors and approaches

This module will provide students with an overview of the “new view” and paradigms in agricultural and rural finance. Participants will gain knowledge of:

  • the main approaches in rural finance and development finance focusing the attention on the different typologies of actors involved and their institutional and operational characteristics
  • the role of microfinance and the differences in supply financial and non financial (BDS) services
  • the analysis of rural finance supply side and understand the main features of the products offered, in terms of financial characteristics, target groups, strengths and weaknesses.

Resources

resource title type year resource
Module 2: Case study exercise Case Study 2006
This resource appears in: Module 02: Actors and approaches

The aim of this case is to learn how to design a rural loan product. The issues which are examined in the case study are: elasticity of demand, credit culture, seasonality, geography, marketing, group size, compulsory savings, group meetings attendance, purpose of borrowing.

Author Various
Region / Country Global
Keywords Product Development
Module 2: Module outline and facilitator's notes Guideline 2006
This resource appears in: Module 02: Actors and approaches

Two documents are provided here:

The teaching plan for Module 2 in a tabulated format.
Facilitator notes for the case study exercise.

Author Miller, C.
Region / Country Global
Keywords Teaching Plan
Module 2: Power point presentation and notes Document 2006
This resource appears in: Module 02: Actors and approaches

Presentation for Module 2 is divided into five blocks:

  1. New view in rural and agricultrual finance
  2. Rural finance approaches and actors
  3. Microfinance and BDS
  4. Products offered
  5. Review and evaluation of the day
Author Miller, C.
Region / Country Global
Keywords Rural Finance, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Microfinance
Module 2: Reading material for pre-course distribution Paper 2006
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Listed documents are sugested as requred reading for this module. They should be distributed to the students in advance.

  1. Rural Financial Services Institutions Review
  2. Types and Roles of Formal Financial Institutions Providing Agricultural Credit
  3. Loan Needs, Typology and Characteristics
Author Various
Region / Country Global
Keywords Rural Finance, Agricultural Loan

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