SFDPSociété Francophone de Primatologie (French: Francophone Society of Primatology; France)
SFDPSmall Farmers' Development Programme (Nepal)
SFDPStarr Foster Dance Project (dance company)
SFDPSustainable Forestry Development Project (China)
SFDPSegment First and Deflect Policy
SFDPScalable Force Directed Placement (algorithm)
SFDPSouth FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Development Project (Pakistan)
SFDPSenior Faculty Development Program (various universities)
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The Intensive Banking Programme (IBP), Small Farmers Development Programme (SFDP), Production Credit for Rural Women (PCRW), Microcredit Project for Women (MCPW), Grameen replicators consisting of five Grameen Bikas Banks and two NGOs (28) (Nirdhan and Centre for Self-Help Development) are examples of the best-known institutions that provide financial services to the poor in Nepal.
Looking at table 1, it is evident that the three major poverty alleviation microfinance programmes in Nepal, the IBP, SFDP, and PCRW are experiencing problems in their viability due to poor repayment rates and difficulties in covering their costs of operations.
In order to examine this issue further, the following sections will examine in further detail two of the oldest welfarist style organizations in Nepal, the SFDP and PCRW.
The Small Farmers Development Programme: The SFDP, the largest target group oriented poverty alleviation programme in Nepal, was first launched by the ADB/N as a project in 1975 to better enable small farmers (33) to receive credit and other supporting services from line agencies so as to improve their living standards.
The average loans size for 1994/95 disbursed by SFDP was NRs.
There are many problems facing the SFDP especially in the management of the programme.
In light of the problems being faced by the SFDP, the GTZ in collaboration with the ADBN launched a technical assistance project in 1987 to try and transform SFDP SPOs into autonomous financial intermediaries, owned and managed by the members.
From examining the problems of the SFDP and the successes of the SFCL, poor management can be seem as the major factor that has hurt the viability of the SFDP.
As was seen from the descriptions of the SFDP and PCRW, poor management has been a major factor affecting the performance of these programmes.
In terms of the SFDP, the rapid expansion of the programme had forced the ADBN "to place a person from the regular staff pool as a GO.
While the SFDP and PCRW conceptually have linkages with line agencies, the actual practice has seen little cooperation between the SFDP and PCRW with line agencies and has thus contributed negatively to their overall performance.