Successful Experience of Government-Owned Banks in Rural and Microfinance: The Case of the Land Bank of the Philippines

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Robert Vogel, Gilberto Llanto
  • Organizations/Projects: International Management and Communications
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

The Land Bank is a universal bank owned by the government of the Philippines. This case study of a state-owned bank operating to serve micro and rural clients explores the institutional and environmental factors that have led to its successful performance and outreach to more than 350,000 smallholders in the Philippines.