Village Banking in LAO PDR Handbook for Village Bank Management Committees and Support Organizations

The main objective of this handbook is to help improve management capacity at the village level and contribute to the strengthening of provision of support to village banks. As such, it is primarily designed for use by support organizations and village bank management committees.

The handbook consists of three parts. Part I explains what village banking is about, how village banks work and what principles help to ensure their success. Part II on the operation of village banks covers savings and loan policies, management, rules and regulations, gender equality as well as accounting. Part III focuses on the role of support organizations.