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Assessing Countries’ Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

Assessing Countries’ Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index »

Source: Assessing Countries' Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

Volume/Issue: 2014/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Goran Amidži? , Alexander Massara , and André Mialou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475569681

Keywords: Financial inclusion, access and usage of financial services, factor analysis, index, banking, microfinance, Index Numbers and Aggregation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

This paper leverages the IMF's Financial Access Survey (FAS) database to construct a new composite index of financial inclusion. The topic of financial inclusion has gathered significant attention in recent years....

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators »

Source: Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Volume/Issue: 2003/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Graham Slack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847888

Keywords: dissemination, compilation guide, capital adequacy, banking, banking crises, crisis countries, competitiveness, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Because the wave of financial crises in recent years has spurred analysts' and policymakers' interest in monitoring the vulnerabilities of financial systems, the need for supporting data has increased. This paper p...

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Capital Inflows, Financial Development, and Domestic Investment

Capital Inflows, Financial Development, and Domestic Investment »

Source: Capital Inflows, Financial Development, and Domestic Investment : Determinants and Inter-Relationships

Volume/Issue: 2012/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicola Spatafora , and Oana Luca

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503494

Keywords: Financial Development, Investment, domestic credit, private capital inflows, cost of capital, private capital

We examine determinants of, and interactions between, capital inflows, financial development, and domestic investment in developing countries during 2001-07, a period of surging global liquidity and low interest ra...

Cross-Country and Cross-Sector Analysis of Transparency of Monetary and Financial Policies1

Cross-Country and Cross-Sector Analysis of Transparency of Monetary and Financial Policies1 »

Source: Cross-Country and Cross-Sector Analysis of Transparency of Monetary and Financial Policies

Volume/Issue: 2003/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451851748

Keywords: international financial architecture, financial policies, monetary policy, central bank, monetary fund, deposit insurance, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation,

In this paper we construct indices of transparency of monetary and financial policies, based on self-evaluations carried out by 135 IMF member countries in 1999, and use them to identify transparency patterns acros...

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475551136

Keywords: Banks interest margins, commercial banks, market structure, banking, foreign ownership, bank interest, bank interest margins, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General,

Financial intermediation is low in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to other regions of the world. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest margins using a sample of 456 banks in 41 SSA countries. The...

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development »

Source: Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development

Volume/Issue: 2004/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lennart Erickson , and Dietrich Vollrath

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451857610

Keywords: Agricultural inequality, land inequality, institutions, financial development, education provision, gini coefficient, statistics, standard errors, measure of inequality, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

There are several theories linking land inequality with aspects of economic development. Empirical work on these theories has attempted to establish a relationship between land inequality and institutions, financia...

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1 »

Source: Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2014/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Montfort Mlachila , and Ashwin Moheeput

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498359290

Keywords: Financial Development, Trade Openness, International Financial Integration, capital account, capital account openness, financial sector, bond, financial reforms, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper analyzes the links between financial and trade openness and financial development in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. It is based on a panel dataset using methods that tackle slope heterogeneity, cro...

Financial Deepening in the CFA Franc Zone

Financial Deepening in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: Financial Deepening in the CFA Franc Zone : The Role of Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2009/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , Kangni Kpodar , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872606

Keywords: Financial deepening CFA Franc zone, property rights, financial liberalization, financial markets, financial system,

During the 1980s and early 1990s many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries undertook reforms to promote financial sector deepening. Nevertheless, financial sectors in SSA countries remain among the shallowest in the...

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty »

Source: Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yifei Huang , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305230

Keywords: financial development, property rights, dependent variable, gini coefficient, descriptive statistics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Financial Economics: General,

Recent studies on the relationship between financial development and poverty have been inconclusive. Some claim that, by allowing more entrepreneurs to obtain financing, financial development improves the allocatio...