This book contains a collection of readings on financial intermediation for which the landscape is designedly chosen as a metaphor, to stimulate reflection on all the critical dimensions of financial and quasi-financial services in the processes of development. The metaphor is not only used to indicate the physical features of the financial landscape such as the offices of banks, cooperatives, credit unions, traders, pawnbrokers, self-help groups, NGOs, and whatever other financial or quasi-financial institutions there may be. With the metaphor, the authors wish to emphasize regional diversity and historical change in financial eco-systems. At the same time it stimulates them to explore what relations, norms, actions and processes influence, directly or indirectly, the transactions of savers, borrowers and lenders.
|Place of Publication||Boulder [etc.]|
|Number of pages||416|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- capital market
- developing countries
- public finance
- money market