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4 Developing Sound Banking Systems and Practices in Africa

4 Developing Sound Banking Systems and Practices in Africa »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

It is a singular privilege for me to participate in this seminar on challenges of globalization in Africa. The theme of the conference is both topical and timely, considering the recent progress made and the...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Regulation and Private Investment Hirohisa Kohama of Japan opened the discussion by asking the speakers what the private sector’s role should be in designing the regu...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Financial Sector Reform Gray Mgonja of Tanzania opened the discussion by noting that his country’s 1995 banking legislation reflected many of the proposals that Piero...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Trade Reform and Africa’s Image Tomáz Salomão of Mozambique set the tone by asking what Africa needed to do to change its image so that it could tap into the huge poo...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Capacity Building and Good Governance Godfrey Simasiku of Zambia opened the brief discussion by seconding Reinold van Til’s comment that some functions of government...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Quality and Composition of Government Spending Moses Asaga began the discussion by detailing Ghana’s efforts to reform the budgetary system. The budget process is no...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Priorities for Reform Edith Gasana of Rwanda opened the discussion by putting forward the case of countries recovering from disasters or other special difficulties; c...

3 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: Kenya’s Experience

3 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: Kenya’s Experience »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

A properly functioning economy requires a set of laws and regulations to govern rights and obligations among the economic agents. The laws cover, among other things, property rights and commercial transactio...

2 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: The Philippines’ Experience

2 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: The Philippines’ Experience »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

What I would like to do today is discuss what I consider to be the preconditions for successful regulatory reform, review some illustrative cases, and touch on some of the potential directions that would imp...

6 Liberalizing the Trade System

6 Liberalizing the Trade System »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Increasing links between international markets is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, growth in the value of international trade in goods and services has significantly exceeded GDP growth almost every year for th...