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Le Refinancement Bancaire des 
Structures de Microfinance :
 Modelisation et Estimations sur Donnees de Panel / Bank Refinancing of Microfinance Structures Modeling and Evaluation of Panel Data

The purpose of this contribution is to empirically analyze the determinants of capital raised by microfinance Institutions in the banking sector. The approach adopted is as follows. Based on statistics gathered in the field, the researchers tried to…

Appartenance à un Réseau, Gouvernance et Performance dans les Coopératives d’épargne et de Crédit au Cameroun / Network Membership, Governance and Performance in Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Cameroon

This work aims to show the central role of the network in the functioning of governance systems regarding savings and credit cooperatives, and to assess the influence of the membership of a cooperative in a network on its performance. Based on an em…

Informing the Approach of Multilateral Development Banks to Use of Country systems

Most countries consider infrastructure development as a key enabler of development, as it spurs job creation, trade and investment. For many developing countries, multilateral development banks (MDBs) are important in addressing their infrastructure…

The Impact of a Rural Microcredit Scheme on Women's Household Vulnerability and Empowerment: Evidence from South West Nigeria

In this study, a team of local researchers investigates the impact of a microcredit scheme on the vulnerability to poverty and the empowerment of women and their households in rural Nigeria. In collaboration with the Amoye Microfinance Bank in Ike…

BRICS, Africa and Global Economic Governance: Achievements and the Future

This paper explores both the efforts of the BRICS in advancing reforms in international financial institutions (IFIs), considering specifically how coherent and united the grouping has been in these efforts and the extent to which each member of the…

Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia: Using LSMS (Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey) Data

Only less than a quarter of Ethiopian adults have a formal account. In this study, the status, level and determinants of financial inclusion and barriers to financial inclusion in Ethiopia are analysed. We found that better education, financial lite…

The Prospects and Challenges of Islamic Microfinance in the IGAD Region

There is wide range of evidence-based research support that Islamic Microfinance (IsMF) or interest-free microfinance is found to be instrumental to reach the marginalized and religiously observant Islamic poor. The scheme prohibits paying pre-deter…

Does South Africa Need Its Own Export-Import Bank?

As a result of globalisation and the concomitant increase in trade, countries need to find financing solutions that will ensure that their participation in the global trade arena serves their national growth agendas. Globally, export credit agencies…

Microcrédit, pauvreté et autonomisation des femmes au Bénin / Micro-credit, Poverty and Women's Empowerment in Benin

This study assesses the impact of micro-credit on the empowerment of women headed households in Benin using the matched group method. Four main dimensions of empowerment have been identified, namely; literacy and education, social responsibility, pa…

Next Steps for the Digital Revolution in Africa: Inclusive Growth and Job Creation Lessons from Kenya

This paper provides examples of such dynamism and links digitization to employment creation, with the hope that, over time, as more sectors and fin techs innovate on the digital platform, the trend will be clearer with more data points to allow deep…

Exploring Fintech Solutions for Women

New digital technologies are revolutionizing the financial services industry around the world. Africa has been an innovation hub in this area, due to its rapid adoption of mobile communication networks. How might the explosion of fintech platforms…

Informing the Approach of Multilateral Development Banks to Use of Country systems: Policy Briefing

A greater use of countries’ public financial management (PFM) and environmental and social frameworks (ESFs) could offer developing countries a larger stake in their development trajectory. Greater use of country systems (UCS) will also assist devel…

Infrastructure Financing in Botswana: Engagement with Multilateral Development Banks and Recommendations for Improving Lending Processes

The paper explores Botswana’s experience with multilateral development banks (MDBs) in financing infrastructure to identify key challenges and alternative financial mechanisms available to Botswana that may hinder greater lending by MDBs. It also pr…

Mapping Current Trends in Infrastructure Financing in Low-Income Countries in Africa within the Context of the African Development Fund

This paper examines the role of the African Development Fund (ADF) in its efforts to support African low-income countries (LICs) in meeting their infrastructure financing needs. African LICs currently face tremendous infrastructure financing gaps, …

Improving Infrastructure Finance for Low-Income Countries: Recommendations for the ADF

Low-income countries (LICs) in subSaharan Africa face a substantial infrastructure-financing gap. Multilateral development banks (MDBs) have traditionally played an important role in mobilising finance for infrastructure in LICs, but their funding a…

Multilateral Economic Development Efforts in Sub Saharan Africa

One can divide the world fairly easily into areas of wealth and poverty. In recent decades – there has been a concerted attempt by wealthier nations to assist poorer nations in becoming more prosperous. Starting with the Bretton Woods institutions…

Financial Intermediation and the Cost of Credit in Ghana

A study was carried out by the IEA regarding financial intermediation and the cost of credit in Ghana. The first part of the study involved measurement of financial intermediation/financial deepening using a number of standard indicators. The second…

Bonds: A Viable Alternative for Financing Africa's Development

"Since the financial crisis of 2008 loans from banks have become more difficult to obtain. African countries increasingly have explored alternatives to raise capital for their economic development projects. Experience in some African countries and …

Bank to the Future : New Era at the AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB), founded in 1964, has as its main purpose to provide capital to alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and spur economic and social development. It is the largest external funder of infrastructure in sub-Sah…

Financial Liberalization and Capital Flight: Evidence from the African Continent

"During the past decades, many countries experienced considerable capital flight. Residents moved their wealth abroad, using different ways to accumulate foreign assets. Since the 1990s, several of these countries reformed their domestic financial m…

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