Marie Michael Library

Title

Rural finance and poverty alleviation

Author

Zeller, Manfred; Sharma, Manohar

Description

This report presents information on the credit constraints that poor rural households face. The report argues that the basic problem lies in institutional arrangements, transplanted from urban-based formal banking systems, that have high transaction costs for lenders and borrowers alike.

File No

IFPRI-FPR1998

Agency

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date

June, 1998

Subject(s)

Credit

Pages

32