ICM Bibliography for the
Asian Region

References on informal credit markets for the Asian Region

Other countries currently available include Bangladesh, People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Besides the references listed below, also check the very few references that I have for non-Asian countries. Some references list the names of countries that they cover.


ADB (1990), "Informal Finance in Asia". Asian Development Outlook 1990, Manila: Asian Development Bank, pp. 187-215.

ADB (1985), "Some Issues for the Regional Study on Informal Credit Market", Manila: Unpublished Preliminary Discussion Paper, Asian Development Bank, April 19, 31 pp.

Bouman, F.A.J. (1988), "Pawnbroking as an Instrument of Rural Banking in the Third World" Economic Development and Cultural Change, Volume 37, Number 1, October, pp. 69-89.

Chandavarkar, A.G. (1985). "Non-Institutional Financial Sector in Developing Countries". Savings and Development, Volume IX, Number 2, pp. 129-141.

Egger, Philippe (1986), "Banking for the Rural Poor: Lessons from some Innovative Savings and Credit Schemes" International Labour Review, Vol. 125, Number 4, July-August, pp. 447-462.

Geertz, Clifford (19--), "The Rotating Credit Association: A Middle Rung in Development", Economic Development and Cultural Change,

Ghate, P.B. (1990), Informal Finance: Some Findings from Asia. Manila: Economics and Development Resource Center, Asian Development Bank, October, 170 pp.

Ghate, P.B. (1988), "Informal Credit Markets in Asian Developing Countries" Asian Development Review, Vol. 6, No.1, pp. 64-85.

de Groot, Han and Otto Hospes (1988), Policy Guidelines for NGOs Involved in Savings and Credit Schemes. The Hague: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Internationale Ontwikkelingssamen-werking (NOVIB), June, 38 pp.

Kui, Ng Beoy (1985) Some Aspects of the Informal Sector in the SEACEM Countries. Staff Papers no. 10, Kuala Lumpur: SEACEN Research and Training Centre, South East Asian Central Banks, 46 pp.

Lele, Uma (1981), "Co-operatives and the Poor: A Comperative Perspective" World Development, Volume 9, pp 55-72.

Lindauer, David L. and Ann D. Velenchik (1992), "Government Spending in Developing Countries: Trends, Causes and Consequences". The World Bank Research Observer, Volume 7, Number 1, January, pp. 58-78.

Lycette, Margaret (1984), Improving Women's Access to Credit in the Third World: Policy and Project Recommendations. ICRW Occasional Paper No. 1. Washington D.C.: International Centre for Research on Women, 26 p.

Tiscon, Gerardo S. (1985) The Emergence of Non-Bank Financial Institutions in the SEACEN Countries. Staff Papers no. 9, Kuala Lumpur: SEACEN Research and Training Centre, The South East Asian Central Banks, 32 p.

UN-ESCAP (1991), Guidelines on Community-based Housing Finance and Innovative Credit Systems for Low-income Households. Bangkok: United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific, 173 p.

UNIFEM (1984), A Guide to Community Revolving Loan Funds. New York: The Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women, 158 p.


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