The Firm to Farm Finance Toolkit

  • Date Posted: October 1, 2014
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360 and iDE
  • Document Types: Guidance, Tool
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The Firm to Farm Finance (F2FF) toolkit aims to codify and use the learning of iDE-Bangladesh’s successful rural business credit (RBC) pilot experience to inform the research and development of innovative and promising access to finance solutions for low-income households and communities. The toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on how to apply the Human-Centered Design (HCD) framework and tailor it for use in selecting and commercializing feasible, viable and desirable financial products and service models to sustainably reach low-income households and communities with efficient, scalable strategies for inclusive finance.

The Firm to Farm Finance (F2FF) activity was funded by USAID through the FHI 360-managed FIELD-Support LWA and implemented by iDE-Bangladesh with the goal of documenting, optimizing and disseminating information about an innovative and promising commercial RBC model, which was developed and piloted in Bangladesh in 2010 by iDE-Bangladesh and the United Leasing Company Ltd. (ULC).