Banking Documents

26.04.2018 | A. Demirgüç-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer, S. Ansar & J. Hess | World Bank Group

The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2017 edition includes updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services. And it...

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...

18.12.2017 | World Bank Group | The World Bank

Global Financial Development Report is a key component in the ongoing debate over the role of international banking in supporting economic development and promoting shared prosperity. This report, the fourth in its series, comes at a critical time...

30.11.2017 | S. Claessens & M.A. Kose | BIS (Bank for International Settlements)

This paper surveys the theoretical and empirical literature on the macroeconomic implications of financial imperfections. It focuses on two major channels through which financial imperfections can affect macroeconomic outcomes. The first channel,...

20.11.2017 | AADFI | AADFI

The AADFI CEO Forum adopted the Prudential Standards, Guidelines and Rating System (PSGRS) in Sun City, South Africa, in November 2008 after field-testing of the instrument and series of consultative meetings. The PSGRS calls for the conduct of...

06.10.2017 | African Development Bank (AfDB) | AfDB

The objective of this report is to deepen our understanding of the challenges facing bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa. Since the launch of the first survey in 2013 (covering the period 2011-2012), the trade finance landscape in Africa has...

30.09.2017 | W. Cook & C. McKay | CGAP

When Safaricom’s mobile money service M-PESA launched in 2007, it immediately became popular and dramatically increased Kenyans’ access to financial services. Due in part to M-PESA’s success, financial inclusion among Kenyans grew from 27 percent in...

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...

31.08.2017 | E. Totolo, F. Gwer and J. Odero | FSD Kenya

This report outlines the findings from a two-year study to understand the costs of banking services in Kenya. Two rounds of mystery shopping surveys were completed in 2015 and 2016 to build a database and measure the costs for basic bundles of...

01.08.2017 | M. Saal, S.K. Starnes & T. Rehermann | IFC, The World Bank Group

A digital transformation is taking place in the financial services industry, with a host of non-bank innovators offering both customer facing and back office financial technology products and services. This transformation includes emerging market...

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