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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...

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...

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...

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...

3. Challenges for Banking Oversight

3. Challenges for Banking 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

Cross-Border Regulatory and Supervisory Issues The rapid expansion of pan-African banks (PABs) creates supervisory challenges given key weaknesses in the supervisory framework. Super...

4. Authorities’ Views

4. Authorities’ Views »

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

The authorities saw the initiative as timely, important, and contributing significantly to addressing the issues. The report came at a critical time when the African economy is opening up and becoming more i...

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

5. Conclusions and Recommendations »

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

The pan-African banks (PABs) are playing a key role in driving financial innovation and development in Africa. Reflecting a number of converging push and pull factors, aided by improved political and macroec...