Rural Finance Tools

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

These tools include

  • Baseline member market assessment tool/survey, including member demand analysis and poverty assessment tool
  • 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.