Rural Banking in a Hostile Environment: Survival Measures
Creators:González Vega, Claudio
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 1798
This paper explores the requirements and determinants for the institutional viability of rural financial intermediaries in the developing countries. It identifies the constraints on viability resulting from a hostile environment, characterized by inflation, terms of trade and other relative price changes, and increased risks. It recommends survival measures for rural financial institutions engaged in a process of restructuring while facing this hostile environment.