Agricultural policies and support

Rural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in China - April 2004


China's rural economy has made enormous progress over the last twenty-five years. But rural finance and institutional reforms are still lagging behind, thus creating the risk of slowing down further rural development. 

In October 2003, the OECD, together with the Chinese Government, invited industry experts to take stock of the achievements China has made in agricultural finance and credit infrastructure. They also discussed how China could best address future challenges in this area. Over 60 participants including Chinese policy makers and experts, representatives from the World Bank, FAO, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank and PlaNet Finance came together to share their views and experience. 

Rural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in China outlines the main issues discussed, from the reasons for improving China’s rural finance to finding a suitable institutional framework. It also considers the role that the Chinese government should play within the reform process, now and in the future.

This book is aimed at anyone interested in agricultural and financial growth in China from academics and policy makers to students.

This publication is part of the OECD’s ongoing co-operation with non-member economies around the world.

Pages: 392

Price: 70,  88 USD

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