Financial Infrastructure Documents

31.12.2016 | Financial Inclusion Secretariat-CBN | Central Bank of Nigeria

The 2015 Annual Report on the National Financial Inclusion Strategy provides an update on the progress made towards achieving the targets set in the Strategy. It briefly describes global financial inclusion developments and reviews key components of...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

30.09.2016 | Central Bank of Nigeria | Central Bank of Nigeria

The June 2016 Financial Stability Report reviews developments in the global and domestic economies. In the first half of 2016, the continued slowdown in the domestic economy, coupled with sluggish recovery in the global economy, portended increased...

17.05.2016 | S. A. Asongu, B. Moulin | ELSEVIER

This study assesses the role of ICT in complementing private credit bureaus (PCB) and public credit registries (PCR) in reducing information asymmetry for financial access. The study investigates a panel of 53 African countries for the period...

31.12.2015 | The World Bank | The World Bank

This note contains technical analysis and detailed information underpinning the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) assessment’s findings and recommendations. A country’s legal and judicial environment can help or hinder access to credit. In...

30.11.2015 | National Bank of Rwanda | National Bank of Rwanda

Fostering Financial Stability is a mandate of the National Bank of Rwanda. The bank achieves this objective through regularly monitoring performance of the financial system (i.e the banking system, insurance sector, the pension, the micro-finance...

05.10.2015 | IFC, AMF | IFC, AMF

As part of the Arab Credit Reporting Initiative (ACRI), a joint initiative between IFC and the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), this guide maps progress and provides an overview of the credit reporting systems in Arab countries. The guide includes a new...

31.03.2014 | NatLaw | Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya

This report provides an overview of Kenya’s current policy, and the legal and practical framework for registration of movable asset collateral – including leases. It also outlines the future impact of a modern movable asset registry in increasing...

09.10.2013 | K. Basu, S. De, D. Ratha et al. | The World Bank

This paper analyses the evolution of sovereign credit ratings in the wake of the global financial crisis by studying changes in actual, shadow, and relative ratings between 2008 and 2012. The paper also develops a new rating scale called the...

17.06.2013 | I. Love, M.S.M. Peria, S. Singh | The World Bank

This working paper uses firm-level surveys of up to 73 countries to explore the impact of introducing collateral registries for movable assets on firms’ access to bank finance. The authors find that overall the introduction of registries is...

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