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Microfinance in rural Lao PDR

Microfinance in rural Lao PDR

a national profile

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Published by United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Capital Development Fund in Vientiane .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Laos.
    • Subjects:
    • Microfinance -- Laos.,
    • Rural credit -- Laos.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesMicro finance in rural Lao PDR
      StatementCurtis Slover ... [et al.].
      ContributionsSlover, Curtis., United Nations Development Programme (Viangchan, Laos), United Nations Capital Development Fund.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG178.33.L28 M53 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 105 p. :
      Number of Pages105
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL524318M
      LC Control Number98948687

      What Can Microfinance Contribute to Agriculture in Developing Countries? Solène Morvant-Roux FARM - February Page 7 @ agriculture. Moreover, as microfinance is increasingly integrating into conventional financial markets, the sector has no choice but to apply cost-covering interest Size: KB. In this book we try to help students who are relatively new to microfinance, and practitioners looking for an entry point into the vast academic literature, to become acquainted with the main ideas and debates about microfinance. The book is the outcome of screening more .

      This book presents the results of an evaluation of the economic and social impact of microfinance in rural India. The evaluation covered member households belonging to self help groups (SHGs) spread over 11 states. The average net incremental income per household was 33% higher during the post-SHG period. Income inequality was reduced and the propensity to save among group members was Cited by:   The measures examined within the book cover trade liberalization both in general and in a specific market, infrastructure investment (particularly in roads), population policies, cash transfers, microfinance, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. The countries covered include the Philippines, Lao PDR, Pakistan, India and by:

      Microfinance clients are mostly self-employed, household-based entrepreneurs, whose businesses include small retail shops, street vending, service provision, and artisanal manufacture. In rural areas, such enterprises usually include small-income-generating activities such as food processing and trade. Most microfinance clients are often women. Effect of Microfinance Operations on Poor Rural rural poor households and improved the socioeconomic status of women in developing member countries. Bangladesh, Philippines, and Uzbekistan were selected for the study, representing microfinance projects had positive effects on the status of women, particularly in the Size: 2MB.


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Microfinance in rural Lao PDR Download PDF EPUB FB2

As to the regulated microfinance sub-sector, it is younger and much smaller than the semi-formal sub-sector. Only inthe Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL), the regulatory and supervisory authority of the sector, promulgated regulations for 3 categories of MFIs: Deposit Taking MFIs (DTMFIs), Non-Deposit Taking MFIs (NDTMFIs), and Savings & Credit.

Context. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is categorised by the United Nations as one of the world’s least developed countries. More than two-thirds of its 7 million citizens live in rural areas and have only limited access to basic financial services, education and markets.

Get this from a library. Microfinance in rural Lao PDR: a national profile. [Curtis Slover; United Nations Development Programme (Viangchan, Laos); United Nations Capital Development Fund.;]. LCRDPE Leading Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication LPRYU Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union LVCA Lao Village Credit Association LWU Lao Women’s Union LECS Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey MCBR Microfinance Capacity Building and Research Project.

National Consultation-Workshop on the Promotion of Rural and Microfinance in the Lao PDR. Vientiane and Bangkok BWPN (). Microfinance Industry Report Lao PDR (by Timo Hogenhout). “This is the basis for the most important critique of microfinance. The poor are not entrepreneurs. The idea that more than a few will turn tiny loans into a viable business is simply unrealistic.”.

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are virtually nonexistent in Lao PDR, and the four largest MFIs collectively reach only about 6, clients. While the Government-established Agriculture Promotion Bank (APB) serves about 14% of the country's households, most of these are in urban areas and only about 2% of rural households are served.

Because. Organizations and advice to Bank of Lao PDR Supports more than Village Banks in remote and rural Laos Operates in 4 provinces / 14 districts Offers financial services to more households in rural Laos Budget of m EUR for Started in Rural and Microfinance in the Lower Mekong Region Policies, Institutions, and Market Outcomes This study examines progress in rural and microfinance in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam over the past decade, in comparison with Cited by: 1.

“The New Microfinance Handbook fills a critical gap in the current literature on financial inclusion. I am particularly pleased with the explicit focus on consumers and their needs—this, together with the onset of technology-based delivery models, has been the most important.

SAIS Review () In many developing countries the informal economy is the most dynamic sector. In Latin America, eighty-four out of every new jobs in the s and 54 percent of. Downloadable (with restrictions).

Purpose - – The purpose of this study is to examine whether the village development fund (VDF) program reduces poverty in terms of income and expenditure. Design/methodology/approach - – The authors use cross-sectional data that are collected from households in 15 villages in the rural district of Sukhuma of Champasak province in and use Cited by: 7.

In the Lao PDR, the policy statement on the development of a sustainable rural and microfinance sector defines microfinance as “the provision of a broad range of financial services, such as cash‐based credit, deposits, insurance, etc., to the poor, low‐income households, and their micro‐enterprises”, with the objective “that in the.

Does microfinance reduce poverty in Lao PDR. Does microfinance reduce poverty in Lao PDR. Sayvaya, Inpaeng ; Kyophilavong, Phouphet Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine whether the village development fund (VDF) program reduces poverty in terms of income and expenditure.

Design/methodology/approach – The authors use cross-sectional data that. Collateralization of Microfinance Loan A microfinance borrower is not likely to be able to borrow from a large commercial, thrift or rural bank but from an NGO microfinance institution or perhaps from a small rural or cooperative bank.

Thus, microfinance loans are File Size: 19KB. medium enterprises in rural villages of Lao PDR to use the benefits of electricity more fully.

The study team analyzed current businesses and services, as well as major agro-processing and other income-generating activities in six selected central and southern provinces connected toFile Size: 2MB.

Unit One: What is Rural Finance, and How Does it This book is an effort to bring together insights from microfinance practitioners and academic economists.

The author uses econometric models, but it is also accessible to those without a Microfinance Gateway (). Developing a Rural Microfinance Institution in Laos () Posted on Decem by akapur Only about 15% of households in Laos have access to formal financial sources.

reform program in rural and microfinance will enable the sector to expand significantly, with diversity, security and future sustainability.

The research study on the agricultural value chain financing is one effective tool of presenting and describing the status of the financial system of Lao PDR which is very relevant nowadays. The document. An account of the workshop which convened from 26 to 27 January in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic and brought together 61 rural youth from 18 provinces in the country to discuss the needs, constraints and challenges confronting young people.

Youth make up a large proportion of populations in Asia and the Pacific region, many of whom live in poor, rural areas and lack adequate.

Access to finance is limited in Lao PDR. According to the Finscope Study the share of adults using at least one financial service included: % using a bank; % using other formal.Title: Microfinance in Selected Asia Pacific Region. Country: Bangladesh. Language: English. Price: US$15 for CMCs US$20 Others.

ISBN: Training Series No.'The Microfinance Revolution', in three volumes, is aimed at a diverse readership - economists, bankers, policymakers, donors, and social scientists; microfinance practitioners and specialists in local finance and rural and urban development; and members of the general public interested in development.

This first volume, 'Sustainable Finance Cited by: