Banking Documents

25.11.2016 | FSD Africa | FSD Africa

This particular case study looks at the role FSD Kenya has played in the design and uptake of M-Shwari, a combined savings and loans product launched through a collaboration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. It considers the...

30.09.2016 | J. Zollman, J. Abrams, S. Meka et al. | FSD Africa

In this report, the authors look at the experience of cusp group borrowers and the lenders who serve them in three distinctive markets—South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya—to better understand what healthy credit market development would mean for this...

30.09.2016 | Basel Committee on Banking Supervision | BIS

As stated in the foreword to the 2012 Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (“Core Principles”) of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“Committee”), “effective banking supervisory practices are not static. They evolve over time...

08.09.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

his report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

31.08.2016 | L.F. Brune, X. Giné, J.A. Goldberg | The World Bank

Financial products and transfer schemes are often designed to help individuals improve welfare by following through on intertemporal plans. This paper implements an artefactual field experiment in Malawi to test the ability of households to manage a...

26.07.2016 | A. Pelletier | MFW4A

This paper examines empirically the performance of foreign banks' affiliates in sub-Saharan Africa over a 10-year period using BankScope database and exploit data from a novel bank survey to triangulate information obtained from financial...

19.07.2016 | S. Cheston, T. Conde, A. Bykere et al. | IIF, CFI

This study examines the underreported role of banks in driving financial inclusion. Of the 3.2 billion people in the world with financial transaction accounts, 97 percent hold an account at a financial institution. According to the World Bank’s...

06.07.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

06.07.2016 | D. Anginer, E. Cerutti, M. Soledad Martinez Peria | IMF

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries in developing countries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of determining the size and sign of this correlation and, more...

30.06.2016 | N. Limodio, F. Strobbe | The World Bank

Financial regulation affects government revenue whenever it imposes both the mandatory quantity and price of government bonds. This paper studies a banking regulation adopted by the National Bank of Ethiopia in April 2011, which forces all private...

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