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Rotating and accumulating savings and credit associations: A development perspective
Abstract Financial self-help groups in low-income countries consist of two basic types, Rotating and Accumulating Savings and Credit Associations, or ROSCAs and ASCRAs. In the ASCRA, funds are notExpand
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INFORMAL RURAL FINANCE An Aladdin's lamp of information
Ever since development aid to low-income countries started some forty-odd years ago, policy and research with regard to rural credit have been limited to a one-sided emphasis on the role of formalExpand
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Indigenous savings and credit societies in the third world - any message?
During the past two decades an increasing number of reports have called attention to the existence of indigenous savings and credit societies in the LDCs. Most deal with rotating credit associations,Expand
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THE ROSCA: FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY OF AN INFORMAL SAVINGS AND CREDIT INSTITUTION IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES / L'AREC: LA TECHNOLOGIE FINANCIÈRE D'UNE INSTITUTION INFORMELLE D'ÉPARGNE ET DE CRÉDIT DANS
A sound rural credit policy presupposes a basic knowledge of the flows of money (receipts and payments) in a rural economy and of the savings and investment behaviour of its participants. Credit isExpand
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Small, Short and Unsecured: Informal Rural Finance in India
Formal and informal finance, a review of the debate Rural finance in India The sugar boom in Maharashtra The rural financial market in Sangli District outlined Cooperative credit The urban creditExpand
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Financial Landscapes Reconstructed: The Fine Art Of Mapping Development
This book contains a collection of readings on financial intermediation for which the landscape is designedly chosen as a metaphor, to stimulate reflection on all the critical dimensions of financialExpand
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