Rural Finance Tools


The pilot phase includes the identification, development and testing of various rural finance tools for use in field implementation.
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These tools include

  • Baseline member market assessment tool/survey, including member demand analysis and poverty assessment tool
  • PEARLS credit union diagnostic tool
  • Agricultural savings and loan product design and product manuals
  • Training materials for credit union staff on agricultural and rural financial products and associated monitoring and reporting formats
  • Monitoring and evaluation tools to track agricultural and rural financial savings and loan products
  • Agricultural lending risk analysis tool
  • Sample internal control processes and procedures

Participating credit unions should be able to disseminate lessons learned / best practices to other interested credit unions upon completion of the pilot phase.