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Nigeria's Microfinance Bank Sector : Review and Recommendations (English)

The report analyzes the status of the Nigerian Microfinance Banks (MFBs) sector and aims to identify and address the challenges of its effective regulation and supervision. ... See More +

Working Paper 134708 DEC 01, 2017

Popovic,Andrej; Steel,William F.; Fuchs,Michael J.; Mark George,Olugbolahan Disclosed

Nigeria development finance study : lessons from international experience in designing the Development Bank of Nigeria (English)

Nigeria has recorded robust growth for more than a decade, and its economy has become more diversified with less reliance on oil, although oil revenue remains a critical source of fiscal revenues and foreign exchange. ... See More +

Working Paper 126401 OCT 01, 2016

Popovic,Andrej; Wong,Michael D.; Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie; Astrakhan,Irina; Fuchs,Michael J.; Alcoforado,Luiz Henrique; Zhao,Jing Disclosed

Bank financing of SMEs in five Sub-Saharan African countries : the role of competition, innovation, and the government (English)

This paper provides an overview of the state of access to bank financing for SMEs in five Sub-Saharan African countries and analyzes the drivers behind banks' involvement with SMEs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6563 AUG 01, 2013

Berg,Gunhild; Fuchs,Michael J. Disclosed

Banking sector stability, efficiency, and outreach in Kenya (English)

Although Kenya's financial system is by far the largest and most developed in East Africa and its stability has improved significantly over the past years, many challenges remain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5442 OCT 01, 2010

Beck, Thorsten; Cull, Robert; Fuchs, Michael; Getenga, Jared; Gatere, Peter; Randa, John; Trandafir, Mircea Disclosed

Making finance work for Nigeria (English)

This study begins by considering the banking sector and then moves on to issues relating to improving access to finance to support Nigeria's economic growth vision. ... See More +

Working Paper 62623 NOV 01, 2009

Fuchs, Michael; Radwan, Ismail Disclosed

Finance in Africa - Achievements and Challenges (English)

In spite of shallow financial markets, Sub-Saharan Africa will not escape the repercussions of the global financial crisis. The global turmoil threatens the progress Sub-Saharan Africa has made in financial sector deepening and broadening over the recent years and underlines the importance of continuing and deepening the necessary institutional reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5020 AUG 01, 2009

Beck, Thorsten; Fuchs, Michael; Uy, Marilou Disclosed

Bank privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa : the case of Uganda commercial bank (English)

Previous empirical analyses have found that bank privatizations are more successful when the government fully relinquishes control, when the bank is privatized to a strategic investor, and when foreign-owned banks are allowed to participate in the bidding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4407 NOV 01, 2007

Clarke, George R.G.; Cull, Robert; Fuchs, Michael Disclosed

Structural issues in the Kenyan financial system: improving competition and access (English)

Although by regional standards, Kenya's financial system is relatively well developed and diversified, major structural impediments prevent it from reaching its full potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3363 JUL 01, 2004

Beck, Thorsten; Fuchs, Michael

Building trust : developing the Russian financial sector : Building trust : developing the Russian financial sector : an excerpt (Russian)

This book examines progress within Russia's financial sector and provides a road map for promoting dialogue on and implementing improvements. The book is intended to complement and support the joint strategic plan of Russia's government and Central Bank for banking reform, a plan that includes many already-implemented legislative and regulatory efforts aimed at strengthening the Russian financial sector as a whole. ... See More +

Publication 24972 SEP 30, 2002

Fuchs, Michael [editor] English

Building trust : developing the Russian financial sector (English)

This book examines progress within Russia's financial sector and provides a road map for promoting dialogue on and implementing improvements. The book is intended to complement and support the joint strategic plan of Russia's government and Central Bank for banking reform, a plan that includes many already-implemented legislative and regulatory efforts aimed at strengthening the Russian financial sector as a whole. ... See More +

Publication 24972 SEP 30, 2002

Fuchs, Michael [editor] Russian

The "IPO-Plus" : a new approach to privatization (English)

Every approach to privatization entails tradeoffs. The chief advantage of case-by-case privatization -including sales for cash or initial public offerings (IPOs)- is efficiency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1821 AUG 31, 1997

Goldberg, Itzhak; Jedrzejczak, Gregory; Fuchs, Michael

Transition 8 (3) (English)

Reform boosts growth and foreign investment. Nations in transit - 1997 Freedom House rankings. Good policies are needed to make aid effective. ... See More +

Newsletter 16987 JUN 30, 1997

Selowsky, Marcelo; Martin, Ricardo; Shor, Boris; Burnside, Craig; Dollar, David; Hirschler, Richard; Sewell, David; Rutland, Peter; Pohl, Gerhard; Anderson, Robert E.; Claessens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon; Hewer, Ulrich; Goldberg, Itzhak; Jedrzejczak, Gregory; Fuchs, Michael; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Peters, Philip

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Nigeria's Microfinance Bank Sector : Review and Recommendations (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 134708 Working Paper
Nigeria development finance study : lessons from international experience in designing the Development Bank of Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 126401 Working Paper
Bank financing of SMEs in five Sub-Saharan African countries : the role of competition, innovation, and the government (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6563 Policy Research Working Paper
Banking sector stability, efficiency, and outreach in Kenya (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 WPS5442 Policy Research Working Paper
Making finance work for Nigeria (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62623 Working Paper
Finance in Africa - Achievements and Challenges (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 WPS5020 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa : the case of Uganda commercial bank (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 WPS4407 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural issues in the Kenyan financial system: improving competition and access (English)
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JUL 01, 2004 WPS3363 Policy Research Working Paper
Building trust : developing the Russian financial sector : Building trust : developing the Russian financial sector : an excerpt (Russian)
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SEP 30, 2002 24972 Publication English
Building trust : developing the Russian financial sector (English)
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SEP 30, 2002 24972 Publication Russian
The "IPO-Plus" : a new approach to privatization (English)
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AUG 31, 1997 WPS1821 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 8 (3) (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 16987 Newsletter