Resources

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- Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel

Although the potentially negative impacts of credit constraints on economic development have long been discussed conceptually, empirical evidence for Africa remains limited. This study uses a direct elicitation approach for a national sample of...

13 Jan, 2012 - Tewodaj Mogues and Samuel Benin

Using rich panel data on all of Ghana’s districts’ local public finances over 11 years, this paper investigates the way that intergovernmental and other transfers to local governments affect local governments’ incentives to...

- Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Leora Klapper

This paper summarizes financial inclusion across Africa. First, it provides a brief overview of the African financial sector landscape. Second, it uses the Global Financial Inclusion Indicators (Global Findex) database to characterize adults in...

- Tendai Gwatidzo and Kalu Ojah

We use a World Bank survey data on the financing of incremental production to examine firms’ debt choice decision in eleven African countries, where capital markets are evolving and/or fraught with inadequate institutional infrastructure....

25 Jan, 2012 - Clemens Breisinger, Xinshen Diao, Rainer Schweikert, Manfred Wiebelt

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Congo faces a unique opportunity to meet its objective of reducing poverty and enhancing social outcomes by diversifying and expanding its economy.  It reached the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) completion...

- Shenggen Fan, Babatunde Omilola, Melissa Lambert

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic...

- Edited by Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel Benin

Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the...

- Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel Benin, and Sileshi Woldeyohannes

This paper undertakes a two-pronged investigation of agricultural public investments in Mozambique. Firstly, it estimates the public resources required in the agricultural sector—both in magnitude and in type or composition—in order...

- Gashaw Tadesse Abate, Shahidur Rashid, Carlo Borzaga, and Kindie Getnet

Financial cooperatives and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are the two major sources of rural finance in Ethiopia. Whereas MFIs are relatively new, financial cooperatives have existed for centuries in various forms. The coexistence of two...