You are here

Financial Inclusion of Small Rural Producers

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: June 2018
  • Page count: 196
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 17.II.G.16

Available Formats

ISBN: 9789211219739
ISBN: 9789210586115
EBOOKS Available everywhere eBooks are sold

About the product

There is mounting empirical evidence that the responsible provision and use of formal financial services have a positive impact on household well-being and enterprise performance. At the individual level, financial inclusion benefits rural households and small producers by facilitating the safe accumulation of assets, enabling them to leverage those assets in order to invest in human and physical capital, and supporting better risk management. The positive effects at the aggregate level are associated with better allocation of scarce resources among different activities. Despite recent progress on different aspects of financial inclusion large gaps remain, especially in rural areas, which have been historically neglected. This book describes how these gaps have evolved recently.