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The objective of IFPRI's multicountry research program on rural financialpolicies for food security of the poor is to identify policies and institutionalarrangements that help the poor integrate themselves into sustainable savings andcredit systems such that they have an increased capacity to invest, bear risk, andsmooth consumption. The focus of the research on policy and program design andtheir effects on household investment and consumption requires field data collectionat the institutional and household level. This paper presents the underlying conceptualframework and various methodological approaches that have been reviewed andtested by the team at IFPRI and at collaborating institutions. Methodologies arepresented for analysis at the institutional level, mainly focusing on the determinants ofthe formation of financial institutions and the analysis of effects of program design oninstitutional conduct and performance, and at the household level, thereby addressingdeterminants of access to and participation in financial markets and related effects onhousehold welfare.

Keywords: Food Security ; Developing Countries ; Financial Institutions ; Households ; Economic Aspects

Subject(s): Financial Economics

Food Security and Poverty

Issue Date: 1996-04

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/97308

Total Pages: 81

Series Statement: FCND Discussion Paper

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Record appears in: CGIAR > International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) > FCND Discussion Papers





Author: Zeller, Manfred ; Ahmed, Akhter U. ; Babu, Suresh Chandra ; Broca, Sumiter ; Diagne, Aliou ; Sharma, Manohar P.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/97308?ln=en







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