This book, focusing on the changing nature of financial landscapes, demonstrates that the study of landscapes in developing countries requires a multi-disciplinary approach, combining knowledge of financial technologies with agro-economic, political-administrative and sociological insights.
Part One: Introduction 1. Financial Landscapes Reconstructed Part Two: Cultivating Financial Landscapes 2. From Cheap Credit to Easy Money: How to Undermine Rural Finance and Development 3. Consumption Credit in Rural Financial Market Development 4. Structuring Credit to Manage Real Risks 5. The Performance of Banks in Rural Financial Markets 6. A Changing Financial Landscape: The Evolution of Finance Policy in Indonesia 7. Informal Rural Finance: An Aladdin's Lamp of Information 8. Lending to Micro Enterprises Through NGOs in the Philippines 9. Micro-Enterprise Credit Programs: deja vu 10. When Credit is Not Due: A Critical Evaluation of Donor NGO Experiences with Credit Part Three: Looking at Financial Landscapes 11. Using Contracts to Analyze Informal Finance 12. Barriers to Credit Access in Rural Sri Lanka 13. Trade Arrangements and Interlinked Credit in the Philippines 14. The Agrarian Question of Financial Landscapes: The Case of Ambon 15. Mapping and Manipulation of Traders in Sri Lanka 16. Finance in Context: Exploring Diverse Exchange Conditions 17. Moneylending and Modem Times: Informal Credit in Thailand 18. A Changing Financial Landscape in India: Macro-Level and Micro-Level Perspectives 19. The Question of Traders as Credit Agents in India 20. Moneylenders and Merchant Bankers in India and Indonesia 21. The Development of the Pawnshop Industry in East Asia 22. ROSCA and ASCRA: Beyond the Financial Landscape