Legal & Regulatory Environment Documents

02.04.2018 | M. Safavian & B. Zia | The World Bank

Interest rate caps can have far-reaching consequences on the composition and maturity of commercial bank loans and deposits. This paper carefully documents these impacts on the formal financial sector in Kenya after the recent interest rate caps of...

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...

31.10.2017 | Ministry of Finance and Planning - Tanzania | Ministry of Finance and Planning - Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania has been undertaking financial sector reforms since 1990s, in which its implementation has gone through the First and Second Generation Financial Sector Reform programmes. The reforms have been geared at liberalizing...

30.09.2017 | A. Rizzi, I. Barrès & E. Rhyne | The Smart Campaign

In just a few years, through models such as M-Shwari, M-Pawa, Tala and Airtel Money, tens of millions of people have borrowed tiny amounts over their phones. These services represent an enormous increase in financial inclusion. They address a...

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...

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