How can governments create and regulate space for the private sector in agricultural finance? Various countries have approached this challenge in different ways. By looking at different cases, we can uncover trends that might point governments in the right direction.
Building on our 2014 analysis of the natural stages of agricultural finance, this briefing note interrogates more deeply the transition that countries make from government-led to more bank-led agricultural finance.
This brief outlines the six core principles that can help influence decision makers in each of these stakeholder groups in order to help close the smallholder financing gap and bring millions out of poverty.