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					  Enhancing Livelihoods
  through Rural Finance

A Joint Initiative
       by
    EastAgri
      LSP
    CABFIN
 The Partners:

    EastAgri: improving agricultural and agribusiness
     investments by creating an information hub to share
     experiences and encourage innovation

    LSP –Livelihood Support Programme:
     promoting sustainable livelihood approaches in project
     implementation to increase their impact on poverty
     reduction.

    CABFIN - Improving Capacity Building in Rural Finance:
     by developing an internet-based Learning Centre which
     meets the needs of rural finance organisations and
     advisers for staff development and training resources.


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                                                                        EBRD / CEI
DfID                                                                    World Bank
              Livelihoods
                Support
              Programme
                                 FAO                   EastAgri
                                                       Network
                  (LSP)
                               OBJECTIVE:
                                Enhancing the
                             livelihoods of poor
                            rural people through
                               appropriate rural
                                    finance




                               Improving           IFAD
                            Capacity Building      GTZ
                            in Rural Finance       World Bank
                                (CABFIN)

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 LSP’s Objective

    To widen the coverage of EastAgri
       a)geographically to poorer countries of central Asia,
         particularly Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan,
         Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
       b)in terms of effectiveness in bringing financial
         services to rural micro enterprises

    The LSP decided one contribution would
     be to make the CABFIN Rural Finance Learning
     Centre available in Russian


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 Rural Finance
Learning Centre
  www.ruralfinance.org
 The Rural Finance Learning Centre …

    A website dedicated to providing access to the
     best materials for capacity building in the field
     of rural finance.




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 What is rural finance?

    It is about providing financial services for
     people living in rural areas.

       Financial services play
       an important role in
       enhancing livelihood
       security, facilitating
       commercial activities
       and reducing poverty



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 Who is the Learning Centre for?

    Rural finance service providers
     – banks, cooperatives, MFIs
    Task managers of projects and
     donor organisations
    Policy-makers in governments and central banks
    Suppliers of rural finance training in universities,
     institutes and workplaces
    Staff of agricultural and enterprise advisory
     services working with rural people

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 This is the home page:




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 You access the content through gateways:




                                                RFLC members and organisations

      The training gateway:    The resources gateway:
      1. Self study lessons    Listings and abstracts of documents and
                               multimedia organised into topics that can
      2. Training guides
                               be approached from the perspective of:
      3. Details of training   •Policy-making
         opportunities         •Financial service provision
      4. Past workshops        •Client advice

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 A topic page in the resources gateway:
                  Topic navigation   Topic introduction




                                               List of resources




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 A topic page with resource details displayed:


                                             Topic
                                             introduction




                                             Resource
                                             abstract and
                                             details of how
                                             to download
                                             or order




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 A self-study lesson page:




   Write
   your
   answers
                               Click here to
                               see given
                               answers and
                               compare




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 Possibilities for EastAgri:

    Navigation will be available in Russian shortly.
    Network members can contribute to identifying
     materials to share in the resources section.
    Self study lessons and training guides can be
     adapted and translated.
    Network members can create online discussions
     about key issues in rural and micro finance.
    The RFLC platform will help EastAgri members
     disseminate their materials to a wider audience.

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 For more information:

    Livelihood Support Programme:
      www.fao.org/sd/dim_pe4/pe4_040501_en.htm



    Rural Finance Learning Centre:
                  www.ruralfinance.org




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