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Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Author/Editor: Elena Loukoianova, Yongzheng Yang, Si Guo, Leni Hunter, Sarwat Jahan, Fazurin Jamaludin, Johanna Schauer.

Release Date:September, 2018

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 more...



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Managing the Sovereign-Bank Nexus

Author/Editor: Giovanni Dell'Ariccia, Caio Ferreira, Nigel Jenkinson, Luc Laeven, Alberto Martin, Camelia Minoiu, Alex Popov.

Release Date:September, 2018

This paper reviews empirical and theoretical work on the links between banks and their governments (the bank-sovereign nexus). How significant is this nexus? What do we know about it? To what extent more...



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Central African Economic and Monetary Community : A New Medium-Term Approach for International Reserve Management

Author/Editor: Mario de Zamaróczy, Vincent Fleuriet, Jose G Gijon.

Release Date:August, 2018

This paper discusses possible reserve management approaches in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). The paper looks beyond the region’s current oil crisis and proposes a new more...



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Risk Management and Regulation

Author/Editor: Tobias Adrian.

Release Date:August, 2018

The evolution of risk management has resulted from the interplay of financial crises, risk management practices, and regulatory actions. In the 1970s, research lay the intellectual foundations for more...



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Shadow Banking and Market-Based Finance

Author/Editor: Tobias Adrian, Bradley Jones.

Release Date:August, 2018

Variants of nonbank credit intermediation differ greatly. We provide a conceptual framework to help distinguish various characteristics—structural features, economic motivations, and risk more...



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Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets : Experience from the African Departments Pilot Countries

Release Date:July, 2018

This paper assesses and disseminates experiences and lessons from low-income countries (LICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa that were selected by the Africa Department in 2015-16 as pilots for enhanced more...



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Opportunity for All : Promoting Growth and Inclusiveness in the Middle East and North Africa

Author/Editor: Catriona Purfield, Harald Finger, Karen Ongley, Benedicte Baduel, Carolina Castellanos, Gaelle Pierre, Vahram Stepanyan, Erik Roos.

Release Date:July, 2018

This publication brings together a set of IMF papers that prepared as backgrounds for the various sessions of the conference and will help put into broader dissemination channels the results of this more...



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Building Resilient Banking Sectors in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Mercedes Vera Martin, Tarak Jardak, Robert Tchaidze, Juan P Trevino, Helen W Wagner.

Release Date:July, 2018

External shocks since 2014—lower oil prices and slower growth in key trading partners—have put financial sectors, mainly banks, in the eight Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries under more...



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Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author/Editor: Niko A Hobdari, Vina Nguyen, Salvatore Dell'Erba, Edgardo Ruggiero.

Release Date:July, 2018

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen more...



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Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Author/Editor: Karim Barhoumi, Ha Vu, Shirin Nikaein Towfighian, Rodolfo Maino.

Release Date:July, 2018

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia more...



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