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Chapter 20. Financial Development: Level, Depth, and Access

Chapter 20. Financial Development: Level, Depth, and Access »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The level of the financial sector development in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) can be assessed with respect to its depth, breadth, and access to financial services by comp...

Chapter 21. Financial Inclusion

Chapter 21. Financial Inclusion »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries lag behind benchmark countries in several dimensions of financial inclusion: access to finance is low, especially for the most vulnerab...

Chapter 22. Financial Sector Stability

Chapter 22. Financial Sector Stability »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Financial stability is critical for the proper functioning of the financial system and is critical for growth. In the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), a significant strengthenin...

Chapter 23. Mobile Banking

Chapter 23. Mobile Banking »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Mobile banking systems present a unique opportunity to increase financial inclusiveness at a relatively low cost and have been largely successful in other sub-Saharan African countries. But ther...

Chapter 24. Regional Trade Network

Chapter 24. Regional Trade Network »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Regional trade among West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries is not exploited to its full potential as an engine for growth. Regional trade is dominated by three countries (Cô...

Chapter 25. Macroeconomic Implications of Tariff Changes

Chapter 25. Macroeconomic Implications of Tariff Changes »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The common external tariff (CET) for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which includes all West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries, became effective in Ja...

Chapter 26. Foreign Investment in Government Debt

Chapter 26. Foreign Investment in Government Debt »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Foreign investment in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remains limited. Even government debt, the least risky investment instrument, attracts very little attention from nonre...

Chapter 27. Integration and Poverty Reduction

Chapter 27. Integration and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) experience shows that economic integration may have a significant impact on poverty reduction, even if the “growth channel” is weak. On the one h...

Introduction: Lessons from the WAEMU: Findings and Recommendations

Introduction: Lessons from the WAEMU: Findings and Recommendations »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is one of four currency unions in the world. The WAEMU consists of eight low-income countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Biss...

Part I: Overview and Policy Setting

Part I: Overview and Policy Setting »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is part of the Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA) franc zone, an arrangement between France and a number of countries...