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Rural finance and natural resources

Rural finance and natural resources

Gordon, Ann (2000) Rural finance and natural resources. Socio-economic methodologies for natural resources research. Best practice guidelines . Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK. ISBN 0859544966

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The Department for International Development (DFID), through its Renewable Natural Resources Knowledge Strategy (RNRKS), emphasizes demand-led research and a clear identification of uptake pathways in research design and implementation. These guidelines aim to provide RNRKS programme managers and project managers with sufficient information on rural finance to judge the extent to which project design may have to take it into account. This includes in particular the possibility that the characteristics of rural finance may pose a constraint to the uptake of research results. The main interface between RNRKS projects and rural finance relates to the uptake of research results – and the implicit assumption sometimes made that rural households have access to credit (or adequate savings) to invest in new technology. These guidelines provide an overview of different types of rural finance, explain terms, and suggest useful contacts, so that research leaders may know how to assess the importance of rural finance in relation to their areas of investigation or intervention.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © The University of Greenwich 2000
Uncontrolled Keywords: socio-economics, rural, finance, natural resources, credit, savings, insurance, enterprise, development, poor, poverty, livelihoods
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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