Legal & Regulatory Environment Documents

21.12.2017 | D. Dias & S. Staschen | CGAP

Reliable, timely, complete, and readily accessible data are crucial for efficient and effective risk identification and assessment in financial sector supervision and enforcement. They are particularly important for financial supervisors in emerging...

30.11.2017 | P. Meagher | CGAP

Regulation plays a critical role in the development and spread of digital financial services (DFS). This paper offers an analysis of the regulatory framework for DFS in Côte d’Ivoire, including its coverage, its conducive features, and its gaps and...

09.11.2017 | Bowmans | Bowmans

In May 2017, Bowmans hosted a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, titled Fintech in Africa: Unpacking Risk and Regulation. The conference addressed the following themes: The African Fintech landscape in comparison with those of other...

01.11.2017 | P. Ducret & M. Scolan | AFD

This book is the first volume that describes and deciphers the extraordinary changes that have affected green finance over the last two years following COP21. For a long time, many financial players considered that climate finance was a business for...

20.09.2017 | M. Blimpo, M. Minges, W. Kouamé, T. Azomahou, E. Lartey and al. | World Bank

The purpose of this book is to explore ways to catalyze a new generation of investment opportunities in Africa that leverage the ability of many countries to leapfrog into the future. The book was born from the view that gradualism and...

13.09.2017 | D. Stanko & B. Asgrimsson | IOPS

This paper investigates the approach and the methodology used for supervising private pension funds’ investment management practices and activities, with a focus on non-traditional investment (such as hedge funds, currency, commodities, structured...

31.08.2017 | T. Philippon | Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

This paper assesses the potential impact of FinTech on the finance industry. The author documents first that financial services remain surprisingly expensive, which explains the emergence of new entrants. He then argues that the current regulatory...

31.08.2017 | B. Christensen & C. Upper | Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

The policy response of many African commodity exporting economies to the slump in commodity prices after mid-2014 has been markedly different from that of commodity exporters elsewhere. First, few African countries allowed their currency to...

30.06.2017 | J. Oduor,K. Ngoka and M. Odongo | Elsevier

Monetary authorities around the world are implementing enhanced banking capital adequacy requirements under Basel III meant to improve financial stability. Critics however argue that increased capital requirements concentrate the banking industry...

08.06.2017 | P-R. Agénor, E. Kharroubi, L. Gambacorta et al. | BIS

The large economic costs associated with the Global Financial Crisis have generated renewed interest in macroprudential policies and their international coordination. Based on a core-periphery model that emphasizes the role of international...

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