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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...

Creating an inclusive labour market
			: Inclusion of youths, people with disabilities and seniors (a summary)

Creating an inclusive labour market : Inclusion of youths, people with disabilities and seniors (a summary) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ragna Flø , Bjørn Halvorsen , Ole-Johnny Hansen , and Jenny Tägtström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325745

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Welfare, Economic Independence, Labour Market Inclusion Project, Project Stresses, Individually Adapted, Universal Solutions

High participation in the labour market is the cornerstone of Nordic welfare and high living standards. In all the Nordic countries, the goal is that as many as possible can participate in employment. Work provides...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

From Ambition to Execution

From Ambition to Execution »

Source: From Ambition to Execution : Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals

Volume/Issue: 2015/18

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Catherine Pattillo , Adrian Peralta-Alva , Andrea Presbitero , Baoping Shang , Genevieve Verdier , Marie-Therese Camilleri , Kazuaki Washimi , Lisa Kolovich , Monique Newiak , Martin Cihak , Inci Otker , Luis-Felipe Zanna , and Carol Baker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513573304

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Income inequality, Gender, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Fiscal policy, Developing countries, sustainable development goals, growth, structural transformation

The formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets the global development agenda through 2030, placing significant emphasis on promoting social and environmental sustainability alongside economic gr...

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...