Click here for search results
How does geographic distance affect credit market access in Niger ?, Volume 1
 
Author:Pedrosa, Jose; Do, Quy-Toan; Country:Niger;
Credit No:3827Date Stored:2008/11/06
Document Date:2008/11/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Energy and mining; Education; Public Administration, Law, and Justice; Health and other social services; Water, sanitation and flood protection
Rel. Proj ID:NE-- Peac II - (Pub.Exp.Adj.Cr.) -- -- P069570;Region:Africa
Report Number:WPS4772Sub Sectors:Central government administration; Health; Water supply; General education sector; Oil and gas
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4772TF No/Name:TF053064-EFA-FTI -NIGER
Volume No:1  

Summary: Distances involved in accessing basic services can constitute a major barrier to development. This paper analyzes the relationship between the distance separating households from microfinance institutions' offices in Niger, and the low levels of development and performance of the microfinance sector in the country. To cope with the effects of geographical distance, microfinance institutions adapt their policies through more restrictive loan conditions, higher interest rates, and more intensive screening. The authors to discuss the tension between access and sustainability in the context of financial services for the poor.

Official Documents
Official, scanned versions of documents (may include signatures, etc.)
File TypeDescriptionFile Size (mb)
PDF 24 pagesOfficial version*1.68 (approx.)
TextText version**
How To Order

See documents related to this project
* The official version is derived from scanning the final, paper copy of the document and is the official,
archived version including all signatures, charts, etc.
** The text version is the OCR text of the final scanned version and is not an accurate representation of the final text.
It is provided solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.



Permanent URL for this page: http://go.worldbank.org/QPRHIF2VH0