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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Financial Inclusion and Bank Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Financial Inclusion and Bank Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Financial Inclusion and Bank Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Azanaw Mengistu , and Hector Perez Saiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386163

Keywords: Accounts, Competition, Financial inclusion, Financial soundness indicators, Balance sheets, Sub-Saharan Africa, financial soundness, debit cards, Business Objectives of the Firm

In this paper we study how competition and financial soundness affect financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We use detailed individual-level survey data, combined with key country-level indicators of ban...

Financial Inclusion and Bank Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Financial Inclusion and Bank Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Azanaw Mengistu , and Hector Perez Saiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386163.001

ISBN: 9781484386163

Keywords: Accounts, Competition, Financial inclusion, Financial soundness indicators, Balance sheets, Sub-Saharan Africa, financial soundness, debit cards, Business Objectives of the Firm

In this paper we study how competition and financial soundness affect financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We use detailed individual-level survey data, combined with key country-level indicators of ban...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth
			: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382349.001

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

Inequality in Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484324905.001

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...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

Inequality in Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality

Inequality in Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality »

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...

17 Monetary Policy in Low-Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis: A Structural Analysis

17 Monetary Policy in Low-Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis: A Structural Analysis »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Understanding the impact of the global financial crisis in low-income countries (LICs) is an important task for national authorities and international organizations....