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Assessing Countries’ Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

Assessing Countries’ Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index »

Source: Assessing Countries' Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

Volume/Issue: 2014/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Goran Amidži? , Alexander Massara , and André Mialou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475569681

Keywords: Financial inclusion, access and usage of financial services, factor analysis, index, banking, microfinance, Index Numbers and Aggregation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

This paper leverages the IMF's Financial Access Survey (FAS) database to construct a new composite index of financial inclusion. The topic of financial inclusion has gathered significant attention in recent years....

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?*

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?* »

Source: Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Adolfo Barajas , and Alexander Massara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498370813

Keywords: financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, bank, banking, banks, credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The paper analyses existing country-level information on the relationship between the development of Islamic banking and financial inclusion. In Muslim countries-members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation...

Chapter 8. Financial Inclusion in Mozambique

Chapter 8. Financial Inclusion in Mozambique »

Source: Mozambique Rising : Building a New Tomorrow

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , Victor Lledo , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , Yuan Xiao , Iyabo Masha , Alun Thomas , and Keiichiro Inui

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2014

ISBN: 9781475565102

Keywords: Demographic transition, Economic growth, Dutch disease, Agricultural sector, Employment, Economic policy, Job creation, Natural resources, Natural gas, Mozambique

Access to finance remains problematic in Mozambique. According to the FinScope 2012 survey, 75 percent of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are financially excluded—that is, they do not use...

Chapter 4. Mozambique’s Quest for Inclusive Growth

Chapter 4. Mozambique’s Quest for Inclusive Growth »

Source: Mozambique Rising : Building a New Tomorrow

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , Victor Lledo , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , Yuan Xiao , Iyabo Masha , Alun Thomas , and Keiichiro Inui

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2014

ISBN: 9781475565102

Keywords: Demographic transition, Economic growth, Dutch disease, Agricultural sector, Employment, Economic policy, Job creation, Natural resources, Natural gas, Mozambique

The pursuit of inclusive growth in which the benefits are widely shared across the population has become a central macroeconomic challenge in both advanced and developing economies. Significant increases in...

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States? »

Source: Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Volume/Issue: 2020/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Ralph Chami , and Mohamed Trabelsi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545394

Keywords: Remittances; Financial inclusion; Financial Stability, Financial Development

This paper explores the relationship between remittances and financial inclusion for a sample of 187 countries over the period 2004-2015, using cross-country as well as dynamic panel GMM regressions. At low levels...

Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion »

Source: Financial Inclusion : Zooming in on Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2015/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Yixi Deng , Anna Ivanova , Izabela Karpowicz , Filiz Unsal , Eva VanLeemput , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513568928

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Growth, Inequality, finance, household, households, bank, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made important strides in promoting financial inclusion of firms and households. However, while the region is broadly at par with its peers on financial inclu...

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC1

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC1 »

Source: Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC

Volume/Issue: 2015/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Boriana Yontcheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781484317556

Keywords: financial inclusion, financial development gap, benchmarking, gdp, credit, variables, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines financial inclusion and development in the CEMAC. We explore the level of financial inclusion in the CEMAC through a benchmarking exercise.We construct a measure of financial development gap and...

Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality

Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality »

Source: Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality : A Model Application to Colombia

Volume/Issue: 2014/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498344838

Keywords: Financial deepening, financial inclusion, access to finance, inequality, banking, savings rate, small firms, General, Government Policy and Regulation,

Financial inclusion has been one of the key pillars of Colombia's development strategy for a number of years. Financial inclusion policies have aimed at channeling microcredit to poor, spreading formal banking syst...

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific »

Source: Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Volume/Issue: 2018/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Yongzheng Yang , Si Guo , Leni Hunter , Sarwat Jahan , Fazurin Jamaludin , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484371015

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial institutions, Financial services industry, Poor, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policymaking, fintech, Asia, Asia Pacific, Pacific

Asia has made significant progress in financial inclusion, but both its across-country and intra-country disparities are among the highest in the world. The gaps between the rich and the poor, rural and urban popul...

The Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Dozen Key Findings

The Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Dozen Key Findings »

Source: The Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Dozen Key Findings

Volume/Issue: 2019/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sarwat Jahan , Jayendu De , Fazurin Jamaludin , Piyaporn Sodsriwiboon , and Cormac Sullivan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498305440

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial services, Financial institutions, Financial infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Emerging Markets, Developing Asia, Pacific Islands, Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific region

Financial inclusion is a multidimensional concept and countries have chosen diverse methods of enhancing financial inclusion with varying degrees of results. The heterogeneity of financial inclusion is particularly...