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Impact of pan-African banks on financial development in sub-Saharan Africa

Mar 15, 2021 | DEGRP, ODI

This synthesis paper provides evidence on the impact of regional banking on financial inclusion, deepening and stability, particularly in the context of the rapid rise across sub-Saharan Africa of pan-African banks (PABs) – namely bank subsidiaries headquartered in African countries. The evidence is based on existing literature and research funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) through the Development and Economic Growth Research Programme (DEGRP). It includes evidence from the research project ‘Delivering inclusive financial development and growth’ (ESRC research grant reference ES/N013344/2).