2007 XXXI 3

Demand dynamics, outreach expansion, and product innovation: recent research in rural finance

Maria E. Pagura
Savings and Development Vol. 31(2007), No. 3, pp. 241-249

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Financing coffee farmers in Ethiopia: challenges and opportunities

Anne Bastin and Nicola Matteucci
Savings and Development Vol. 31(2007), No. 3, pp. 251-282

Notwithstanding the severe price shocks that have been shacking its value chain, coffee remains a fundamental component of the Ethiopian economy and export. Nevertheless the prolonged price decline has substantially weakened its production basis and [...]

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Constrasting methodologies for expanding microfinance outreach to the rural poor: trade-offs and lessons from Mexico’s Patmir Project

Julia Paxton
Savings and Development Vol. 31(2007), No. 3, pp. 283-306

PATMIR (Project of Technical Assistance for Rural Microfinance) began in Mexico as an initiative aimed at expanding outreach of financial services to the rural poor in a sustainable manner. Using international technical assistance, three primary [...]

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The demand for microcredit as a determinant for microfinance outreach: evidence from China

Enjiang Cheng
Savings and Development Vol. 31(2007), No. 3, pp. 307-334

The studies on the outreach of microfinance programmes have so far focused on the supply side: the higher transactional costs incur when a microfinance institution (MFI) reaches out to the poor. Using a large household survey dataset from China, [...]

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Underwriting area-based yield insucance to crowd-in credit supply and demand

Michael R. Carter, Francisco Galarza and Stephen Boucher
Savings and Development Vol. 31(2007), No. 3, pp. 335-362

Recent theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that risk (especially covariant risk that is correlated across producers) may discourage both the supply of agricultural credit and the willingness of small holders to utilize available credit and [...]

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