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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757586.084

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

This study takes stock of progress made so far in the financial sectors of sub-saharan African countries. It recommends further reforms and specific measures in the areas of supervision, development of monetary ope...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

This study takes stock of progress made so far in the financial sectors of sub-saharan African countries. It recommends further reforms and specific measures in the areas of supervision, development of monetary ope...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

This study takes stock of progress made so far in the financial sectors of sub-saharan African countries. It recommends further reforms and specific measures in the areas of supervision, development of monetary ope...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

Background The countries of sub-Saharan Africa have witnessed a distinct improvement in their economic performance in recent years, with increasing growth rates, declining inflation,...

II Review of the Structure of the Financial Sector

II Review of the Structure of the Financial Sector »

Source: Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

Background In virtually all African countries, formal banking began with the establishment or arrival of “colonial” banks, owned by investors from the metropolitan country or from So...

III Status of Financial Sector Legislation and Banking System Supervision

III Status of Financial Sector Legislation and Banking System Supervision »

Source: Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

Like other aspects of the financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa, supervision was a late arrival. In some respects, this is not surprising; banking in this region had been dominated by foreign banks (even at...

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies »

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861853.001

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

Sources of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sources of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2007/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shanaka Peiris , and Régis Barnichon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865967.001

ISBN: 9781451865967

Keywords: Phillips curve, Panel Cointegration, Growth Accounting, real money, monetary policy, money stock, Business Fluctuations, And Cycles, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit

This paper explores the sources of inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa by examining the relationship between inflation, the output gap, and the real money gap. Using heterogeneous panel cointegration estimation techniq...

IV Development of Monetary Instruments and Financial Markets

IV Development of Monetary Instruments and Financial Markets »

Source: Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

In the early stages of economic development, central banks typically rely on direct instruments of monetary policy, notably credit controls and controls on interest rates. With these instruments, they attemp...