Stakeholders Engagement Documents

01.04.2008 | The World Bank | The World Bank

This report was released in April 2008 as part of a joint effort between the Doing Business project and the World Bank’s Gender Action Plan, which was launched in February 2007. The report showcases successful women entrepreneurs in seven African...

01.06.2012 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This document present the report of the first MFW4A Advisory Council Meeting. The Advisory Committee (AC) has recently been established as an additional structure within the MFW4A Partnership. The AC gathers key “shapers” of financial sector...

16.11.2012 | M. K. Sharma, J. Zhang | AfDB

This paper analyzes the role of financing in sustainable development of agriculture, with a focus on disadvantaged farmers and micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). It highlights the benefits of agriculture value chain finance for smallholders...

01.12.2012 | Leading Group | AFD

This report is the result of a collective work carried out by the high-level expert Committee and a writing team commissioned by the Task Force on Innovative Financing for agriculture, food security and nutrition created by the Leading Group on...

01.12.2012 | BMZ | GIZ

The report takes a broad, holistic view of economic opportunity and the supply/demand of financial services in agriculture and in rural areas of Sierra Leone. It is expected to provide pointers for implementation priorities within the Financial...

01.01.2013 | A. Simpasa | AfDB

This study evaluates the degree of competition in the Zambian banking sector in the wake of dynamic market shifts induced by entry of new foreign banks and privatisation of the state-owned bank.

31.01.2013 | C. Ahokpossi | IMF

This paper examines the determinants of bank interest margins using a sample of 456 banks in 41 SSA countries. The results show that 1/ market concentration is positively associated with interest margins, but the impact depends on the level of...

01.02.2013 | F. Boutin-Dufresne, S. Peña et al. | IMF

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, the authors find that countries with a high level of operating...

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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