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Chapter 1. Senegal’s Financial System: Structure, Performance, and Risks

Chapter 1. Senegal’s Financial System: Structure, Performance, and Risks »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Overview of the Structure of the Financial System The financial system in Senegal is dominated by the banking sector. It is composed of 19 commercial banks concentrated in the three...

Chapter 2. Benchmarking Senegal’s Financial Sector: What do International Comparisons Tell Us?

Chapter 2. Benchmarking Senegal’s Financial Sector: What do International Comparisons Tell Us? »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Methodology of the Benchmarking Exercise The benchmarking exercise allows an assessment of Senegal’s financial sector performance with respect to depth, breadth, access, and efficien...

Chapter 3. Gains from Further Financial Deepening11

Chapter 3. Gains from Further Financial Deepening11 »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Impact on the Private Sector: Dealing with Volatility and Financing Growth Shallow financial markets make it more difficult for firms and households to access financial services, lea...

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

The development of the financial system should be pursued forcefully in a way that preserves financial stability. Financial systems play a crucial role in facilitating growth and helping reduce vulnerability...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The financial system in the WAEMU remains largely bank-based. The banking sector comprises 106 banks and 13 financial institutions, which together hold more than 90 percent of the financial system’s assets (...

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

Overview of the Structure of the Financial System 1 The financial system in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remain...

Chapter 2. Intra-WAEMU and International Comparisons of Financial Sector Development

Chapter 2. Intra-WAEMU and International Comparisons of Financial Sector Development »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

Methodology The benchmarking exercise allows an assessment of the zone’s financial sector performance with respect to depth, breadth, and access. 7...

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

A shallow financial system has important implications for macroeconomic policies in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). First, it limits scope for countercyclical fiscal policies. Although...

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The development of the financial system should be pursued forcefully in a way that preserves financial stability. The previous sections showed that there is substantial scope to further develop the financial...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

This enhanced review of Senegal’s financial sector is one of several pilot reviews called for by the Executive Board in May 2012. The purpose of the reviews is to go beyond the traditional surveillance focus...