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Appendix 5Business and Economic Environment

Appendix 5Business and Economic Environment »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

This appendix gives further background on the legal and economic environment in which financial sectors in sub-Saharan Africa operate. Poor legal and instit...

Appendix 2Development Banks and Specialized State-Owned Financial Institutions

Appendix 2Development Banks and Specialized State-Owned Financial Institutions »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Development finance institutions (DFIs) emerged in SSA as part of the generally interventionist policies in the financial sector following independence. A DFI is defined here as a publicly owned...

Appendix 1Earlier Financial Sector Liberalization Efforts

Appendix 1Earlier Financial Sector Liberalization Efforts »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

The initial focus of financial sector reform efforts beginning in the mid-1980s was liberalization of interest rates and credit allocation. 1 SSA entered the 1980s wi...

Appendix 4Soundness and Performance

Appendix 4Soundness and Performance »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

This appendix provides additional information on the soundness and economic performance of financial sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. Bank soundness has impro...

Appendix 3Structure and Characteristics

Appendix 3Structure and Characteristics »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

This appendix provides additional background on the structure of the financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa and on the characteristics of institutions and of the operating environment....

Chapter 3 Economic Challenges

Chapter 3 Economic Challenges »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Limited Access to Financial Services Access to financial services—savings and loans—is lower in Africa than in other LICs. Constrained by limited physical access to b...

Chapter 5 Elements of a Forward-Looking Reform Strategy

Chapter 5 Elements of a Forward-Looking Reform Strategy »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Africa needs better financial sectors to provide the population with services and help achieve higher growth. Renewed reform efforts should depart from lessons learned in earlier reform rounds a...

Chapter 4 Financial Sector Reforms

Chapter 4 Financial Sector Reforms »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Many SSA countries have been taking measures to address some of the financial sector challenges, but problems remain. Reforms are often undertaken in response to surveys—at times in the context...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Financial sectors in low-income sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are among the world’s least developed (see Appendix 3, Table A1). The range of institutions is narrow, and assets in most low-income Afri...

Chapter 2 Key Characteristics

Chapter 2 Key Characteristics »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Institutional Coverage and Ownership Institutional coverage is limited, with a strong dominance of the banking system. Most banking systems in Africa are open to fore...