African Finance in the 21st Century

Hardcover | December 9, 2009

EditorM. Quintyn, G. Verdier

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With contributions by experts from official agencies in Africa, international financial institutions, the private sector, and academia, this book focuses on financial sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa and how institutions can play a more active role in economic development.

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With contributions by experts from official agencies in Africa, international financial institutions, the private sector, and academia, this book focuses on financial sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa and how institutions can play a more active role in economic development.

MARC QUINTYN is a Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund’s Institute. Before joining the IMF he worked at the Research Department of the National Bank of Belgium and taught at the University of Limburg, Belgium.   GENEVIÈVE VERDIER is an economist in the African Division of the IMF Institute. Before joining the IMF, Ms Verd...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.04 inPublished:December 9, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580505

ISBN - 13:9780230580503

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Table of Contents

List of Tables of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Foreword; L.Lipschitz
Introduction and Overview; M.Quintyn & G.Verdier
PART I: FINANCE IN AFRICA - DEVELOPMENTS, DIAGNOSIS AND DETERMINANTS
The Finance-Growth Nexus: Theory, Evidence and Implications for Africa; S.Haber
Finance in Africa: A Diagnosis; P.Honohan
Developing a Sound Banking System; L.Kasekende
Financial Deepening in the CFA Franc Zone: Role of Institutions; D.Ghura, R.J.Singh & R.Kpodar
From Informal Finance to Formal Finance – Lessons from Linkage Efforts; E.Aryeetey & A.Pokuaa Fenny
Stock Markets in Africa; L.Senbet & I.Otchere
PART II: FINANCE IN AFRICA - POLICY ISSUES AND CASE STUDIES
Regulatory Frameworks in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ensuring Efficiency and Soundness; I.Lukonga & S.Kal Wajid
Building Supervisory Structures in Africa – An Analytical Framework; M.Quintyn & M.Taylor
Regional Financial Integration as an Engine for Financial Development; J.Wakeman-Linn & S.Wagh
Access to Finance in Africa – Consolidating the Positive Trends; J.Isern, E.Lahaye & A.Linthorst
Developing Credit Reporting in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges; N.Mylenko
Case Study on Microfinance Institutions in Madagascar: Policies for a Viable Sector; E.Andrianasolo
Financial Sector Development Program: the Case of Rwanda; C.Rusagara
Notes
Bibliography
Index