Rural Institutional Finance in Bangladesh and Nepal: Review and Agenda for Reforms

Publication | November 1993

This study covers Bangladesh and Nepal, two low-income DMCs with heavy dependence on the rural economy but inadequate development of a financial system for the rural sector. The two country studies highlight problems endemic to many low-income DMCs and also identify a number of difficulties that seem to be able to assist effectively in the financial development of individual DMCs. This study looks at recent works and efforts in rural finance and endeavors to present the main ingredients of a general framework for reforming and strengthening rural financial systems.


  • Foreword
  • The Purpose and Scope of the Study
  • Rural Finance in Bangladesh
  • Rural Finance in Nepal
  • The Rural Credit Environment
  • General Observations and Recommendations
  • Appendixes