Role of Government in Rural and Agri-Finance: Transitioning to private sector involvement

Published 14 August 2020

Aceli Africa collaborated with ISF Advisors to build on previous analysis of the natural stages of agricultural finance and interrogate more deeply the transition that countries make from government-led to more bank-led agricultural finance.

This new briefing note adds the historical experiences of Mexico, Turkey, and Uganda (as well as other specific initiatives in other countries around the world) to past research by ISF Advisors into the United States, Germany, and South Korea, to gain a greater understanding into the unique approaches that different countries have taken to make this transition.

While these approaches are heavily influenced by each country’s macro-level approach to managing the economy, analysis shows the importance of meso-level enablers and more direct micro-level interventions. As we unpack government actions into these different levels and acknowledge the dynamic interplay between the agricultural and finance sides of the market we create a more systemic view of these historical experiences.

Read the Role of Government in Rural and Agri-Finance briefing note and case study compendium.