Report on Best Practices for Sustainable Models of Pro-Poor Rural Finance Services in Indonesia

The goal of this current study was two fold. First, to document the best practices in the provision of financial services to rural poor of Indonesia. Second was to pilot two or three best practices to make its impacts on the target segments and subsequently to scale up its implementations. To achieve these goals a combined research method is applied. The method includeed extensive literature review, field visits, indepth interviews and focus group discussions. In documenting the best practices in operation, the consultant worked in close cooperation with Country Working Group (CWG) consisting of the lead institution and other institutions involved in rural finance. To aid the selection of financial service schemes which can be considered as best practice in Indonesia, together with the consultant the CWG, it developed a checklist of best practices indicators.

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