Learning Resource

Module 5 – Public-Private collaboration potential to launch agricultural finance products


This module focuses on collaboration partnerships, with an emphasis on finding solutions that reflect the needs of each partner (win-win) and building on the different mandates/objectives of private and public stakeholders.  It is also an opportunity to point out how certain government interventions can distort agriculture markets. At the end of the module, you will have an opportunity to review the training as a whole, and re-emphasize those point that you feel are most important to provide to participants.  Remember to leave time for participants to fill in the evaluation form.
Total time required for standard delivery of the module: 1 hour 50 minutes

Objectives (OBJ) for the module

1.       Review the incentives that drive public and private sector interest in working together to promote rural and agricultural financial services

2.       Compare roles played by public and private actors in recent collaboration models

3.       Debate the effectiveness of subsidies in enabling agricultural finance

4.       Share ideas for applying at least one new principle, process or tool acquired during this training

Key Takeaways (KT) for the module

1.       The financial inclusion of poor rural households in developing countries is a goal around which private and public interest have merged.

2.       Financial market assessment can help you understand whether incentives exist or can be created to drive public-private collaboration.

3.       Subsidies can be used in specific finite interventions to facilitate innovation.

4.       Business models with the most expansion potential are those in which an increase in product delivery does not depend on an increase in public funds.