Reducing Rural Poverty in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Microenterprises and Public Employment Schemes

Reducing Rural Poverty in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Microenterprises and Public Employment Schemes

by Nurul Islam
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Reducing Rural Poverty in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Microenterprises and Public Employment Schemes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560223009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • List of Acronyms
  • Foreword (Joachim von Braun)
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Rural Poverty and the Nonfarm Sector in Rural Asia
  • Rural Poverty and the Nonfarm Employment Nexus
  • Public Policies for the Nonfarm Sector
  • Chapter 2. Rural Nonfarm Microenterprise: Salient Features and Issues
  • Introduction
  • Microfinance
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Nonfinancial Inputs
  • Chapter 3. Bangladesh Case Studies: Review and Analysis
  • Main Features of Microenterprise/Finance Projects
  • Review of Performance
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 4. Indian Case Studies: Review and Analysis
  • Maharashtra Rural Credit Project
  • SIDBI Foundation for Micro Credit
  • Main Findings
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Overview of Country Experiences
  • Introduction
  • Patterns of Nonfarm Lending
  • Institutional Mechanisms for Credit Delivery
  • Noncredit Inputs: Skill, Transfer of Technology, and Market Access
  • Appendix: Rural Employment Support Foundation
  • Chapter 6. Conclusions: Microfinance for Microenterprise
  • Group versus Individual Lending
  • Targeting the Poor
  • To Reach the Poorest: An Illustration
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Upscaling and Financing the Missing Middle
  • Not by Credit Alone
  • Chapter 7. Public Employment Schemes: Case Studies in India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines
  • Introduction
  • The Food-for-Work Program in Bangladesh
  • Jawahar Rozgar Yojana in India
  • Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Scheme in India
  • Public Employment Program in the Philippines
  • Chapter 8. Review of Country Experiences of Public Employment and Policy Conclusions
  • Experience Review
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 9. SIDBI Foundation for Micro Credit (Raghav Gaiha)
  • Introduction
  • Major Findings
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 10. Maharashtra Rural Credit Project (Raghav Gaiha)
  • Introduction
  • Targeting of MRCP
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Exclusion of the Poorest
  • Nonfarm Activities
  • Autonomy and Empowerment of Women
  • Awareness, Skills, and Training
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 11. Small Enterprises Development Project in Bangladesh (Rushidan Islam Rahman)
  • Introduction
  • Basic Features, Targets, and Achievement
  • Loan Disbursement, Cost, and Period of Loans
  • Background of Borrowers
  • Nonfarm Enterprises Financed by SEDP
  • Use of and Returns on SEDP Loans
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 12. A Study on Grameen Uddog, MEDU, and Kishoreganj Projects (Sajjad Zohir)
  • Introduction
  • Grameen Uddog: A Commercial Venture to Promote Rural Nonfarm Employment
  • Employment Generation Project for the Rural Poor: An Agrani Bank Initiative
  • Kishoreganj Sadar Thana Project: A Community-Based Approach
  • Conclusions: Lessons for the Future
  • Chapter 13. A Review of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Maharashtra (Raghav Gaiha)
  • Introduction
  • ICRISAT Survey
  • Ahmadnagar Survey
  • Salient Features
  • Recent Developments
  • Performance of EGS
  • Direct Transfer Benefits
  • Indirect Transfer Benefits
  • Income Stabilization
  • Supplementary Analysis
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 14. Public Works Employment and Rural Poverty Alleviation in the Philippines (Roehlano M. Briones)
  • Introduction
  • Public Works Employment Programs in the Philippines
  • The Case Studies: In-Depth Analysis
  • Case Studies: Wage Benefits and Targeting
  • Final Evaluation: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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