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Financial Determinants of Human Development in Developing Countries

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  • Asongu Simplice

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    (Yaoundé/Cameroun)

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Hitherto financial drivers of human development have been unexplored by the UNDP. This paper assesses determinants of human development from financial dynamics of depth, efficiency, size and activity on data from 38 developing countries. While the importance of financial activity, size and depth (in decreasing order) is significant for inequality adjusted human development, financial allocation efficiency significantly undermines welfare. As a policy implication results do not support financial allocation efficiency as a driver of human development.

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Paper provided by African Governance and Development Institute. in its series Working Papers with number 11/012.

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Length: 21
Date of creation: 24 Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:agd:wpaper:11/012

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Keywords: Banking; human development; developing countries; instrumental variables;

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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Why do French civil-law countries have higher levels of financial efficiency?," Working Papers 11/011, African Governance and Development Institute..
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  3. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Law, finance, economic growth and welfare: why does legal origin matter?," Working Papers 11/007, African Governance and Development Institute..
  4. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law and finance in Africa," MPRA Paper 34080, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Beck, Thorsten & Demirguc-Kunt, Asli & Levine, Ross, 2003. "Law and finance: why does legal origin matter?," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 653-675, December.
  6. Isham, Jonathan & Kaufmann, Daniel & Pritchett, Lant H, 1997. "Civil Liberties, Democracy, and the Performance of Government Projects," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 11(2), pages 219-42, May.
  7. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law, economic growth and human development," MPRA Paper 34082, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Finance and Inequality: Exploring Pro-Poor Investment Channels in Africa," Working Papers 11/016, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Simplice A. Asongu & Brian A. Jingwa, 2012. "Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa," International Journal of Green Economics, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 6(2), pages 145-166.
  3. Simplice A, Asongu, 2011. "Deforestation and welfare : evidence from Africa," MPRA Paper 35161, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Globalization and Africa: implications for human development," Working Papers 12/022, African Governance and Development Institute..
  5. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Investment and Inequality in Africa: which financial channels are good for the poor?," Working Papers 11/015, African Governance and Development Institute..
  6. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Law and Investment in Africa," Working Papers 11/014, African Governance and Development Institute..

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