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Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia

Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/2

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Blancher , Maximiliano Appendino , Aidyn Bibolov , Armand Fouejieu , Jiawei Li , Anta Ndoye , Alexandra Panagiotakopoulou , Wei Shi , and Tetyana Sydorenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2019

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396889.087

ISBN: 9781484396889

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Middle East and Central Asia, Business enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprises, Financial Inclusion, Middle East and Central Asia

The importance of financial inclusion is increasingly recognized by policymakers around the world. Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) financial inclusion, in particular, is at the core of the economic diversif...

Dollarization and Financial Development

Dollarization and Financial Development »

Source: Dollarization and Financial Development

Volume/Issue: 2018/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , Jarkko Turunen , and Malin Gardberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484373361

Keywords: Dollarization, financial development, financial deepening, financial inclusion and developing economies, financial inclusion, developing economies, General

Despite significant strides in financial development over the past decades, financial dollarization, as reflected in elevated shares of foreign currency deposits and credit in the banking system, remains common in...

FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Game Changer?

FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Game Changer? »

Source: FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries : A Game Changer?

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rodolfo Maino , Alexander Massara , Hector Perez Saiz , and Preya Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484385661

Keywords: Financial services, Sub-Saharan Africa, Financial inclusion, Technological innovation, FinTech; Financial Technology; Financial Inclusion; Innovation; Sub-Saharan Africa

FinTech is a major force shaping the structure of the financial industry in sub-Saharan Africa. New technologies are being developed and implemented in sub-Saharan Africa with the potential to change the competitiv...

Financial Inclusion Under the Microscope

Financial Inclusion Under the Microscope »

Source: Financial Inclusion Under the Microscope

Volume/Issue: 2018/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sumit Agarwal , Thomas Kigabo , Camelia Minoiu , Andrea Presbitero , and Andre Silva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484376362

Keywords: Financial inclusion, microfinance, loan expansion program, credit reference bureau

We examine the impact of a large-scale microcredit expansion program on access to finance and the transition of first-time borrowers from microfinance institutions to the formal banking sector. Using administrative...

Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia

Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2019/2

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Blancher , Maximiliano Appendino , Aidyn Bibolov , Armand Fouejieu , Jiawei Li , Anta Ndoye , Alexandra Panagiotakopoulou , Wei Shi , and Tetyana Sydorenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2019

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484396896

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Middle East and Central Asia, Business enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprises, Financial Inclusion, Middle East and Central Asia

The importance of financial inclusion is increasingly recognized by policymakers around the world. Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) financial inclusion, in particular, is at the core of the economic diversif...

Borrowing Costs and The Role of Multilateral Development Banks: Evidence from Cross-Border Syndicated Bank Lending

Borrowing Costs and The Role of Multilateral Development Banks: Evidence from Cross-Border Syndicated Bank Lending »

Source: Borrowing Costs and The Role of Multilateral Development Banks: Evidence from Cross-Border Syndicated Bank Lending

Volume/Issue: 2018/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Gurara , Andrea Presbitero , and Miguel Sarmiento

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386200

Keywords: Microfinance, Africa, inancial inclusion, loan expansion program, credit reference bureau, Financial inclusion, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Cross-border bank lending is a growing source of external finance in developing countries and could play a key role for infrastructure financing. This paper looks at the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs...

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific »

Source: Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Volume/Issue: 2018/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Yongzheng Yang , Si Guo , Leni Hunter , Sarwat Jahan , Fazurin Jamaludin , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484371015

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial institutions, Financial services industry, Poor, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policymaking, fintech, Asia, Asia Pacific, Pacific

Asia has made significant progress in financial inclusion, but both its across-country and intra-country disparities are among the highest in the world. The gaps between the rich and the poor, rural and urban popul...

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps »

Source: Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

Volume/Issue: 2018/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375907

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking, Economic growth, Financial stability, Gender equality, Gender, Financial inclusion, Boards of Directors

Women are underrepresented at all levels of the global financial system, from depositors and borrowers to bank board members and regulators. A new study at the IMF finds that greater inclusion of women as users, p...

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC1

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC1 »

Source: Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC

Volume/Issue: 2015/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Boriana Yontcheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781484317556

Keywords: financial inclusion, financial development gap, benchmarking, gdp, credit, variables, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines financial inclusion and development in the CEMAC. We explore the level of financial inclusion in the CEMAC through a benchmarking exercise.We construct a measure of financial development gap and...

Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets

Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets »

Source: Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets : Experience from the African Department's Pilot Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484361498

Keywords: Financial risk, Sub-Saharan Africa, Financial markets, Low income countries, Financial inclusion, Shallow Financial Markets; Risk; Financial Inclusion, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

This paper assesses and disseminates experiences and lessons from low-income countries (LICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa that were selected by the Africa Department in 2015-16 as pilots for enhanced analysis of macro-fi...