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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa; Key Issues and Reform Strategies

  • Emilio Sacerdoti
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    This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit small- and medium-scale enterprises and agriculture, and examines progress in the design and implementation of reform measures that are needed to create an institutional environment more supportive of credit activity. It also reviews bank interest rate spreads and profit margins, and their determinants, and compares such spreads with those prevailing in other regions of the world.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 05/166.

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    Length: 39
    Date of creation: 01 Aug 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:05/166
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    1. Ivanna Vladkova Hollar & Giovanni Dell'Ariccia & Carlo Cottarelli, 2003. "Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties: Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans," IMF Working Papers 03/213, International Monetary Fund.
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