Rural Credit: An Assessment of Sources and Types Available in Bangladesh

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This paper is based on a study sponsored by DFID-Post Harvest Fisheries Project and carried out in 1996. Its objective was to identify and record the sources of credit for the rural poor in Bangladesh. Institutions that provide facilities other than credit have also been mentioned in the paper. The paper discusses the policies, programmes, performance, strengths and weaknesses of four types of credit institutions in Bangladesh, i.e., banks, semi-Government organizations, Government organizations and Non-Government organizations.

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