Table of contents - Micro-Finance in Rural Communities in Southern Africa


Outline of the institutional context and terms of reference of the report, as well as a brief discussion of its timeframe, methodology, value and limitations

Determinants of demand for financial services in three pilot studies

Access to financial services
These chapters depict the demand for financial services in the three pilot areas and, on the other hand, access to micro-finance in the respective communities

Micro-finance in rural communities
This is an account of the essential nature and capabilities of micro-finance, of recent developments in this regard, of fundamental lessons from international experience and of best practices in a rural context.

Policy issues and recommendations
This chapter identifies the key sets of policy issues facing, in the first instance, public policy-makers seeking to promote micro-finance development and, in the second, donors/investors