EXAMINING THE PERFORMANCE OF RURAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTES UNDER SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFLUENCE OF LARGE LANDOWNER: CASE STUDY OF SINDH, PAKISTAN

Ghulam Ali Jariko, Pervez Ahmed Pathan, Ashique Ali Jatial

Abstract


This study seeks to presents empirical evidence on overwhelming influence of land ownership patterns over the access of agriculture credit in Sindh, Pakistan. The data presented revealed overpowering influence of land ownership patterns and socio-political elite on over formal lending. Review of the literature identified land ownership  patterns  are  skewed, however, there is majority of small farmers in the country. The secondary evidence suggests that small landowners possess one third of agricultural land in Sindh. Study also highlighted corruption as one of the major causes along with collateral credit limit and methods for recovery. In light of the findings of the study, policy implications for government, corporate managers, bankers and small and large land owners are discussed in results and discussion section.


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