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Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion

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Source: Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion

Volume/Issue: 2015/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513598420

Keywords: Financial Development, Financial Inclusion, credit, interest, interest rate, borrowers, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation, Enterprise Policy,

This paper examines the impact of the new financial services law in Bolivia-including credit quotas and interest rate caps-on financial stability and inclusion. So far, credit to 'targeted' sectors is growing as in...

Inequality in Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality

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Source: Inequality in Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2017/236

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Goksu Aslan , Corinne Deléchat , Monique Newiak , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484324905

Keywords: Income inequality, Financial inclusion, Sub-Saharan Africa, financial development, gender inequality, Other, Economics of Gender, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

We investigate the link between gender inequality in financial inclusion and income inequality, with three contributions to the recent literature. First, using a micro-dataset covering 146,000 individuals in over 1...

Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries

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Source: Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Davide Furceri , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Bin Grace Li , Sandra Lizarazo Ruiz , Marina Mendes Tavares , Futoshi Narita , and Adrian Peralta-Alva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566222

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, Agricultural sector, Low-income developing countries, Resource mobilization, Social indicators, Financial sector reform

Despite sustained economic growth and rapid poverty reductions, income inequality remains stubbornly high in many low-income developing countries. This pattern is a concern as high levels of inequality can impair t...

What is Driving Women's Financial Inclusion Across Countries?1

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Source: What is Driving Women's Financial Inclusion Across Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2018/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , Monique Newiak , Rui Xu , Fan Yang , and Goksu Aslan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484344460

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Gender, Personal finance, Legal rights, Government Policy and Regulation, Economics of Gender

Using a broad set of macroeconomic country characteristics to supplement a new and comprehensive micro-level dataset for 140 countries, we identify structural factors, policies, and individual characteristics that...