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The experience of South African firms doing business in Africa: a preliminary survey and analysis

"A key challenge for Africa in the 21st century is to develop an enabling business environment. This is a clear objective of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). Business, it is presumed, can provide the necessary impetus to unlo...

Trade in Financial Services in Southern Africa: What Room for Negotiators Post-2008 Financial Crisis?

"This study assesses the impact of the financial crisis and G20 discussions on regulatory reform and trade in financial services in the SADC region, with a specific focus on its effect on corporate, trade and project financing from the standpoint ...

BIDPA Briefing Jan 2003

"This report examines a basic current (cheque) account and the charges imposed by the five commercial banks in Botswana (Barclays Bank, Bank of Baroda First National Bank, Stanbic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank). The bank charges are then compar...

African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

"This paper measures the efficiency of WAEMU banks and its determining factors, after the banking system reforms from 1993 to 1996. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used for assessing technical efficiency and a stochastic frontier analysis (SFA...

Tackling Money Laundering in East and Southern Africa An Overview of Capacity Vol 1

"In the first of this two-volume monograph, Charles Goredema, in a broad overview, presents an outline of factors impacting on the capacity of key sectors of the relevant infrastructure to detect the laundering of tainted money and other illicit ...

A Positive and Normative Analysis of Bank Supervision in Nigeria

"The study attempted to characterize the nature and determinants of bank distress in Nigeria, as well as the approaches adopted by the supervisory agencies to ensure that banks operate safe and sound practices. In doing this, it combined a non-n...

Dynamics of Decline in Small-scale Sugarcane Production in South Africa: Evidence from Two 'Rural' Wards in the Umfolozi Region

"Using evidence from two rural wards in the Umfolozi region, this paper critically investigates the dynamics and constraints of small-scale sugarcane production under conditions of decline. The rapid decline in small-scale sugarcane production was...

Formal and Informal Institutions’ Lending Policies and Access to Credit by Small-Scale Enterprises in Kenya: An Empirical Assessment

"This study assessed the role of institutional lending policies among formal and informal credit institutions in determining the access of small-scale enterprises to credit in Kenya. The results of the study show that the limited use of credit ref...

What Drives Private Saving in Nigeria

"This study discusses the trend in Nigerian saving behaviour and reviews policy options to increase domestic saving. It also examines the determinants of private saving in Nigeria during the 1970-2007 period. It makes an important contribution to...

Competition and Performance in Uganda's Banking System

"This paper focuses on sharpening the debate on the financial sector by analysing the competitive behaviour and the structure–performance correlation. In line with the literature on the measurement of competition, it follows the two mainstreams ...

Implications of Cash Dominated Transactions for Money Laundering

"Money laundering has traditionally been associated solely with banks. Action to combat money laundering has therefore focussed on the banks, reflecting the historical emphasis on the laundering of street cash derived from the sale of drugs. While...

Botswana Financial Services

"The objective of the review was to provide a comprehensive overview of the current financial sector environment. To achieve this, an evaluation of the financial sector was undertaken. The evaluation centred around market access policies, particul...

Links Between the Informal and Formal/Semi Formal Financial Sectors in Malawi

"The Study has two main objectives. The first is to investigate complimentary and competitive deposit and credit links between informal and formal/semi-informal financial sectors of the economy of Malawi. The study examines the behaviour of borrow...

Market Structure, Liberalization and Performance in the Malawian Banking Industry

"Financial sector reforms led to the removal of credit ceilings and interest rate controls and opened the banking system to new competition. This study examines the effect of financial sector reforms on market structure, financial intermediation, ...

Complémentarité entre Banques et Structures de Microfinance en Afrique Subsaharienne: une Réflexion à Partir des Analyses de G. B. Richardson

The Complete English Title of this document: Complementarity between Banks and Microfinance Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa: a reflection from the analyzes of G. B. Richardson. The main object of this paper is mainly the analysis of the complemen...

Facilitating Financial Inclusion through Promoting the use of Mobile Money as a Saving Avenue

Mobile money has gained so much prominence in the developing world in recent times due to its potential to bring on board the financially excluded people in the rural areas and transform the mainly cash economies of developing countries into a cas...

Capital Flight and the Financial System

"Capital flight has become an increasing source of concern for policy makers in developing countries, including African economies, since it represents a severe constraint for growth and development. This paper analyzes how the domestic and global ...

Gouvernance dans les Institutions de Microfinance : Contingence et Apprentissage Organisationnel / Governance in Microfinance Institutions: Contingency and Organizational Learning

This work aims to show the central role of contingency variables and organizational learning for the definition of effective modes of governance in MFIs. Thus, the dependence of the MFI on resources, the culture that can be national or organizatio...

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 ...

China-Africa: A Maturing Relationship? Growth, Change and Resilience

"This event focused on three areas: ● China’s changing role in the global economy and the impact of this on African economies, as well as on development in Africa generally; ● the role of natural resources and wildlife in China-Africa trade, inc...

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