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Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Macroeconomic Context

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Macroeconomic Context »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have seen accelerated growth for an extended period of time since the mid-1990s, making a clear break with their long stagnant growth during the previous two decades. That...

Chapter 1. Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 1. Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Long-Delayed Growth Spurt For the first time since the 1970s, a large number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have been enjoying an extended period of st...

Chapter 2. The Banking Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 2. The Banking Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Stylized Features Financial sectors are generally underdeveloped in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with banking systems accounting for the preponderance of financial sector assets and act...

Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2010/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandrine Kablan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201198

Keywords: Cost-efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Banking System, Financial Development, banking, foreign banks, foreign bank, financial institutions, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study assesses the determinants of banking system efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and asks what, besides the degree of efficiency, explains the low level of financial development in the region. It uses...

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable? »

Source: Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Volume/Issue: 2006/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , Simon Wolfe , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864038

Keywords: banking competition, market structure, regulation, duration analysis, banking, statistic, banking system, probability, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides the first empirical analysis of the cross-country relationship between a direct measure of competitive conduct of financial institutions and banking system fragility. Using the Panzar and Rosse...

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Went Wrong?

Volume/Issue: 2004/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Françoise Le Gall , Roland Daumont , and François Leroux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847659

Keywords: Macroeconomic Shocks, Government Policy, Regulation, banking, banking system, banking crisis, banking supervision, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance,

The purpose of this paper is to study the origins of banking crises in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing upon the experience of ten countries during the period 1985-95. It examines, in particular, which factors were the...

Pan-African Banks: Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African Banks: Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight »

Source: Pan-African Banks : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Paul Mathieu , Mauro Mecagni , and Jorge Canales Kriljenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498365444

Keywords: Banking systems, Bank supervision, Bank soundness, Cross country analysis, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Systemically important financial institutions, bank, banks, banking

Pan-African banks are expanding rapidly across the continent, creating cross-border networks, and having a systemic presence in the banking sectors of many Sub-Saharan African countries. These banking groups are fo...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have seen accelerated growth for an extended period of time since the mid-1990s, making a clear break with their long stagnant growth during the previous two decades. That...

1. Introduction: Financial Stability Aspects and Rationale for Study

1. Introduction: Financial Stability Aspects and Rationale for Study »

Source: Pan-African Banks : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Paul Mathieu , Mauro Mecagni , and Jorge Canales Kriljenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498365444

Keywords: Banking systems, Bank supervision, Bank soundness, Cross country analysis, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Systemically important financial institutions, bank, banks, banking

This study reflects the IMF’s priority of sharpening the focus of surveillance by strengthening understanding of financial sector interconnectedness. The study takes stock of the development of pan-African b...

2. Systemic Importance of Cross-Border Banking Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Systemic Importance of Cross-Border Banking Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Pan-African Banks : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Paul Mathieu , Mauro Mecagni , and Jorge Canales Kriljenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498365444

Keywords: Banking systems, Bank supervision, Bank soundness, Cross country analysis, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Systemically important financial institutions, bank, banks, banking

Cross-Border Banking Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa This section identifies and describes the increasing number of banking institutions headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with c...