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Document #: 83285
Library:DMS
Due to resource constraints and environmental concerns, IFAD documents are produced in limited quantities.
Delegates are kindly requested to bring their documents to meetings and to limit requests for additional copies.
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EB 2000/69/R.12
19 April 2000
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Agenda Item 6
English
IFAD
INTERNATIONALFUND FORAGRICULTURALDEVELOPMENT
Executive Board - Sixty-Ninth Session
Rome, 3 - 4 May 2000
IFAD RURAL FINANCE POLICY
A
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
i
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page n.
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
iii
I.
RATIONALE
1
II.
CHALLENGES IN RURAL FINANCE
3
A. Encouraging Stakeholder Participation
6
B. Building a Rural Financial Infrastructure
7
C. Enhancing Institutional Sustainability with Outreach to the Rural Poor
10
D. Promoting a Conducive Policy and Regulatory Environment
11
III. IMPLICATIONS FORIFAD ANDRECOMMENDATIONS
12
TABLES
1. Recent Developments and Continued Shortcomings in Rural Finance and Microfinance
3
2. Mainstreaming: A Stepwise Incentives-Driven Service to IFIs
8
GRAPHS
1. The household cycle of savings and credit
4
2. The virtuous circle of sutainability and outreach with impact
4
3.IFAD\u2019s approach to rural finance
6
BOXES1. Transforming rural financial services in El Salvador
1
2. Financial Service Associations (FSAs), an equity-based financial innovation in Benin
2
3. Rural savings banks (cajas rurales) for the landless poor in Honduras
5
4. Rural financial services in Albania, Armenia and Macedonia
5
5. Transition to self-reliance in the Income-Generating Project for Marginal Farmers
and Landless, Phase III (PK4), Indonesia
6
6. Stakeholders develop a national system of rural finance and microfinance in Cameroon
7
7. Supporting institutional diversity in Guatemala

7
8. Transforming an unsustainable credit programme into autonomous institutions in Nepal 8
9. Reforming savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs) in the United Republic of Tanzania 9
10. BAAC, gradual AgDB reform in Thailand

9
11. Are Grameen replicators sustainable, and do they reach the poor?
10
12. Bank Rakayat Indonesia (BRI), the AgDB which revolutionized rural finance
11
A
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
ii
ANNEXES
I.
DEVELOPING A SYSTEM OF RURAL FINANCE FOR THE POOR:
A PLANNING FRAMEWORK OF CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND OPTIONS
15
APPENDIXES
I.
IFAD\u2019S ACTIVE PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS WITH RURAL FINANCE COMPONENTS,
DECEMBER1999
1
II.THE EXPERIENCE OF IFAD AND OTHER DONORS: SELECTED CASES
6
III. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND INTERNAL CONTROL OF MICROFINANCE
INSTITUTIONS
14
IV.IFAD WORKING PAPERS IN RURAL FINANCE
20

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