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Statistics on Informal/Traditional Credit Markets

ICM References for Nepal

Shares of Formal and Informal Credit in the Rural Sector (1982):
Formal Sources: 42.9 %
Informal Sources: 57.1 %

Money Lenders (2.1%); Semi-professional Money Lenders (64.2%); Friends and Relatives (32.5%); Others (1.2%)

Source: Nepal Rastra Bank, "An Evaluation Study of Small Farmers Development Projects of Nepal, 1982".


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