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Global Monitoring Report, 2005
			: Millennium Development Goals:  From Consensus to Momentum

Global Monitoring Report, 2005 : Millennium Development Goals: From Consensus to Momentum »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821360774.019

ISBN: 9780821360774

Keywords: primary education, multilateral development banks, debt relief, financial institutions, service delivery

The year 2005 marks an important juncture for development as the international community takes stock of implementation of the Millennium Declaration-signed by 189 countries in 2000-and discusses how progress toward...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Time for a Policy Reset

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa : Time for a Policy Reset »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498388139.086

ISBN: 9781498388139

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Terms of trade, financial development, commodity, exchange, debt, exchange rate

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, though with large variation among countries in the region. The sharp decline in commodity prices has severely strained ma...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Time for a Policy Reset

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa : Time for a Policy Reset »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484309841.086

ISBN: 9781484309841

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Terms of trade, financial development, commodity, exchange, debt, exchange rate

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, though with large variation among countries in the region. The sharp decline in commodity prices has severely strained ma...

Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth? »

Source: Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2015/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475569285

Keywords: financial development, banks, banking, finance, bank, General,

The rapid growth of Islamic banking has attracted much attention lately in the economic literature. At the same time, a mature body of the literature has shown that financial development is broadly conducive to eco...

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia »

Source: Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Volume/Issue: 1995/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huw Pill , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451854558

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector development, financial sector, financial system, financial deepening

Deregulation of the financial system often proceeds in tandem with macroeconomic stabilization centered on monetary and other financial targets. This paper presents a model where there may be conflict between these...

Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1999/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , and Sérgio Leite

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

ISBN: 9781451852806

Keywords: financial development, measurement, Africa, monetary policy, financial liberalization, financial systems, monetary policy instruments, financial sector

This study introduces an index for measuring financial development and a set of six indices representing key characteristics of the financial systems in 38 sub-Saharan African countries. The results show that these...

Financial Depth in the WAEMU

Financial Depth in the WAEMU »

Source: Financial Depth in the WAEMU : Benchmarking Against Frontier SSA Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi , Kareem Ismail , Sudipto Karmakar , and Mesmin Koulet-Vickot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484309391

Keywords: Financial development, Financial possibility frontier, Benchmarking, WAEMU, monetary fund, inflation, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation,

Financial depth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been uneven over the last two decades. The WAEMU countries are lagging behind other regions, particularly the High Growth Non-oil Exporters (HGNOEs) group. We use two...

Finance in Lower Income Countries

Finance in Lower Income Countries »

Source: Finance in Lower Income Countries : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2005/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , Thierry Tressel , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861860

Keywords: Financial development, financial sector, banking, deposit insurance, financial sector performance, banking system,

This paper considers how a comprehensive set of factors relates to financial sector performance in low-income countries (LICs). It finds that corruption and inflation are associated with a shallower and less effici...

What’s On

What’s On »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 36/5

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451938272

Keywords: international monetary fund, financial globalization, development bank, macroeconomic management

IMF chief economist Simon Johnson, IEO report, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tom Bernes, Joanne Salop, exchange rate analysis, CGER, Jonathan Ostry, Belize, Malan report, IMF-World Bank cooperation, Bruegel, IMF goverance, C...

IMF Financial Data

IMF Financial Data »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 36/5

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451938272

Keywords: international monetary fund, financial globalization, development bank, macroeconomic management

IMF chief economist Simon Johnson, IEO report, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tom Bernes, Joanne Salop, exchange rate analysis, CGER, Jonathan Ostry, Belize, Malan report, IMF-World Bank cooperation, Bruegel, IMF goverance, C...