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Tools and Guidelines

Toolkit: Loan guarantee funds
October 2014

This note provides an overview on Loan Guarantee Funds highlighting the main issues, challenges, opportunities and benefits.

Several toolkits are available on key issues faced in addressing rural finance in rural development programmes. The purpose of the toolkits is to:

  • build the capacity of project design and implementation teams in various thematic areas
  • support the scaling up agenda
  • support policy dialogue

Each toolkit related to inclusive rural financial services is composed of:

Teaser: Sets out the scope

How To Do Note: Conceptualizes key issues and provides guidance for design and implementation.

Lessons Learned: Analyses past experiences with recommendations for the future.


Hamp, M.; Rispoli, F.; Agwe J.


Rural finance