Rural Finance Trends

The following paper summarises the main messages presented during the session “The Inclusive Rural Finance Value Chains and Sustainable Retail Outcomes: Key Trends and Responsibilities” at the Social Finance Vibe 2021: Pandemic Reboot conference on 15th September 2021. The presenters Mark de Sousa Shields (IFAD), Lea Soroka (IFC) and Perlat Sulaj (FED Invest, Albania) revealed the innovative approaches and shared their views on the future of financing rural businesses.  

You can also watch the session recording.  


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