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Paper: Rural poverty alleviation

What strategies should the government of Myanmar adopt to reduce rural poverty and increase access to financial capital in rural Myanmar?

The focus of the paper is to evaluate some rural poverty alleviation programs from other countries and analyze their relevance to address Burma’s rural poverty needs. The analysis evaluates and compares three alternative interventions designed to increase access to capital, namely:

  1. rural microfinance,
  2. joint partnership rural credit schemes, and
  3. rural credit cooperatives.

Publication name: Rural poverty alleviation in Burma’s economic strategy: A comparative evaluation of alternative interventions to increase rural access to capital

Author(s): Mariana Kim, Master of Public Policy Candidate, The Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, USA

Publication date: 19 April 2013

Language(s): English

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