Financing the Rural Poor: Obstacles and Realities - Razia S. AhmadDhaka: University Press, 1983, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Shop stamp to the title page.
From the cover: “This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the rural credit field in Bangladesh. The author seeks to evaluate and analyse the success and failure of past and present credit programs and to draw lessons needed to guide current and future programs.
In the book, a wide range of issues regarding rural finance is covered including such critical ones as financial viability, interest rate, delivery system, default etc. On the whole, the book gives an analytical view of the credit system, its problems and obstacles. It points out the realities of the situation in financing the rural poor. To draw valuable lessons the author has evaluated several credit programs and projects experimented and implemented in Bangladesh in the past two decades. The value of the book lies in its uniqueness in drawing lessons from field-level investigation of the actual programs, particularly, of some of the innovative ones. The book should be of immediate reference value to policy planners, economists, bankers and agricultural credit administrators.”