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Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)

Among other common forms of government financial control, caps on interest rates have been declining over the past several decades as most industrialized countries and a rising number of developing countries continue liberalizing their financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7070 OCT 01, 2014

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Henriquez Gallegos, Claudia Alejandra

The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ? (English)

This paper provides new evidence on the factors affecting protracted credit contraction in the wake of the global financial crisis. The paper applies panel vector autoregressions to a global panel that consists of quarterly data for 41 countries for the period 2000-2011 and documents that domestic private credit growth is highly sensitive to cross-border funding shocks around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6783 FEB 01, 2014

Feyen, Erik; Letelier, Raquel; Love, Inessa; Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Rocha, Roberto

Financial sector policy in practice : benchmarking financial sector strategies around the world (English)

Policy makers use financial sector strategies to formulate a holistic policy for their national financial sectors. This paper examines and rates financial sector strategies around the world based on how well they formulate development targets, arrangements for systemic risk management, and implementation plans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6746 JAN 01, 2014

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Melecky, Martin

Financial sector development in Africa : opportunities and challenges (English)

Africa's financial systems face challenges across many dimensions, as discussed in the report financing Africa: through the crisis and beyond. The analysis in that report was based partly on several detailed background papers that are included in this volume. ... See More +

Publication 73822 NOV 21, 2012

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Beck, Thorsten

Financing Africa : through the crisis and beyond (English)

Financing Africa: through the crisis and beyond is a call to arms for a new approach to Africa's financial sector development. First, policy makers should focus on increasing competition within and outside the banking sector to foster innovation. ... See More +

Publication 64664 SEP 07, 2011

Triki, Thouraya; Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Faye, Issa; Beck, Thorsten

Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)

The use of mobile banking is an increasingly important component of national and regional economic development in Southern Africa. Mobile banking can help bring the large unbanked population into the formal financial sector, and can facilitate cross-border trade by easing the difficulty for small businesses and traders to make financial transactions. ... See More +

Brief 56172 AUG 01, 2010

Saranga, Tania; Strychacz, Nicholas; Maimbo, Samuel

Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)

The use of mobile banking in Southern Africa is widely recognized as an increasingly important component of national and regional economic development. ... See More +

Brief 60019 MAY 01, 2010

Maimbo, Samuel; Saranga, Tania; Strychacz, Nicholas

Remittances and economic development in Somalia : an overview (English)

This collection of papers examines the role and impact of Somalia's remittance system. After an introduction, Chapter II examines how a dynamic private sector, powered by remittances from abroad, has managed to thrive in a country that is a failed state and among the poorest in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37915 NOV 01, 2006

Munzele Maimbo, Samuel [editor]

Sri Lanka's migrant labor remittances : enhancing the quality and outreach of the rural remittance infrastructure (English)

Remittances-money sent home by immigrant workers abroad-are hugely beneficial to Sri Lanka. Migrants' remittances have grown dramatically in recent years and are now estimated at US$1.5 billion annually. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3789 DEC 01, 2005

Hulugalle, Sriyani; Lasagabaster, Esperanza; Maimbo, Samuel Munzele

Migrant labour remittances in the South Asia Region : Migrant labor remittances in the South Asia Region (English)

At a time of renewed international interest in remittances, four countries in the South Asia region stand out in terms of the volume of remittances they receive, the national policies in place to attract increased flows, and the efforts of formal financial institutions to deliver remittances faster and more cost effectively -- Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Newsletter 38949 JUL 01, 2005

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele

Remittances : development impact and future prospects : Las remesas : su impacto en el desarollo y perspectivas futuras (Spanish)

Remittances explores policy options for enhancing the poverty alleviation impact of remittance money in recipient countries, and addressees concerns about increasing migration and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 32598 JAN 05, 2005

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele [editor]; Ratha, Dilip [editor] English

Remittances : development impact and future prospects (English)

Remittances explores policy options for enhancing the poverty alleviation impact of remittance money in recipient countries, and addressees concerns about increasing migration and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 32598 JAN 01, 2005

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele [editor]; Ratha, Dilip [editor] Spanish

Migrant labor remittances in South Asia (English)

This paper provides a strategic overview of key issues relating to the remittance industry in the South Asia region. The paper builds on recent research on remittances that prominently features the South Asia region. ... See More +

Publication 34359 JAN 01, 2005

Aggarwal, Reena; Munzele Maimbo, Samuel; Passas, Nikos; Adams, Richard H. Jr.

Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)

The workshop was intended to explore and address the issue of opium credit and indebtedness as well as the development of rural finance more generally and the role of national development programs in this regard. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33275 DEC 13, 2004

Maimbo, Samuel; Rasmussen, Stephen; Zeballos, Erick; Byrd, William; Radcliffe, David; Ward, Christopher; Mansfield, David; Pearce, Douglas; Goeldner, Karri A.; Zia, Mohammad Ehsan; Kloeppinger-Todd, Renate

The money exchange dealers of Kabul : a study of the Hawala system in Afghanistan (English)

Money convenient, and inexpensive means of transferring funds into Afghanistan and among its provinces. They offer a diverse range of financial and non-financial business services at the local, regional, and international level. ... See More +

Publication 26972 AUG 01, 2003

Samuel Munzele Maimbo

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7070 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6783 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial sector policy in practice : benchmarking financial sector strategies around the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6746 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial sector development in Africa : opportunities and challenges (English)
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NOV 21, 2012 73822 Publication
Financing Africa : through the crisis and beyond (English)
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SEP 07, 2011 64664 Publication
Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56172 Brief
Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 60019 Brief
Remittances and economic development in Somalia : an overview (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 37915 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sri Lanka's migrant labor remittances : enhancing the quality and outreach of the rural remittance infrastructure (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 WPS3789 Policy Research Working Paper
Migrant labour remittances in the South Asia Region : Migrant labor remittances in the South Asia Region (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 38949 Newsletter
Remittances : development impact and future prospects : Las remesas : su impacto en el desarollo y perspectivas futuras (Spanish)
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JAN 05, 2005 32598 Publication English
Remittances : development impact and future prospects (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 32598 Publication Spanish
Migrant labor remittances in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34359 Publication
Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)
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DEC 13, 2004 33275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The money exchange dealers of Kabul : a study of the Hawala system in Afghanistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2003 26972 Publication