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Financial Reforms in Sudan

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  • Alexei Kireyev

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The paper reviews the experience of financial reforms in Sudan with a view to assessing their macroeconomic impact and to shedding light on the question why such reforms have not yet brought about visible improvements in financial intermediation. The paper concludes that regardless of the progress achieved in recent years, deficiencies in the reform design, institutional weaknesses, shallow financial markets, shortcomings of the Islamic mode of finance, and strong seasonality remain key factors that constrain financial intermediation. Additional efforts, in particular in bank restructuring, credit instrument design, monetary policy management, and prudential regulation are needed to address the systemic problems of the financial sector and to make it capable of supporting private sector growth.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 01/53.

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Length: 54
Date of creation: 01 May 2001
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:01/53

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  1. Benjamin M. Friedman, 1999. "The Future of Monetary Policy: The Central Bank as an Army With Only a Signal Corps," NBER Working Papers 7420, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Luca Errico & Mitra Farahbaksh, 1998. "Islamic Banking," IMF Working Papers 98/30, International Monetary Fund.
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Cited by:
  1. Kenji Moriyama, 2008. "Investigating Inflation Dynamics in Sudan," IMF Working Papers 08/189, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Rodney Ramcharan, 2002. "Money, Meat, and Inflation," IMF Working Papers 02/84, International Monetary Fund.
  3. World Bank, 2003. "Sudan - Stabilization and Reconstruction : Country Economic Memorandum, Volume 1. Main Text," World Bank Other Operational Studies 14622, The World Bank.

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