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Agricultural Development Banks: Close them or reform them?

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  • Seibel, Hans Dieter
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    Agricultural development banks were established to extend credit and other financial services to customers considered noncreditworthy by the commercial banking sector. Although frequently unprofitable, they play an important role in the fight against rural poverty. This article asks if these banks should be closed or if they are worth revamping. --

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    Paper provided by University of Cologne, Development Research Center in its series Working Papers with number 2000,4.

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    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:uocaef:20004

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    1. Daniel Hardy & Paul Holden & Vassili Prokopenko, 2003. "Microfinance institutions and public policy," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(3), pages 147-158.
    2. Manganhele, Anina Trefina, 2010. "Why did the People’s Development Bank of Mozambique fail? Lessons from successful government development banks from Asia and Africa," 2010 AAAE Third Conference/AEASA 48th Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE);Agricultural Economics Association of South Afri 96811, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE);Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA).
    3. Peter Lawrence, 2006. "Finance and development: why should causation matter?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(7), pages 997-1016.

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