Sub-Saharan Africa’s interbank markets: progress, barriers and policy implications
In the last decade, there has been a broad deepening of the banking sector, with a notable expansion of financial access and strengthening of regulation across sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this progress, the banking sector in the region continues to suf …
In the first of a two-part webinar series, the authors Sherillyn Raga and Judith Tyson present a landscape of interbank markets, providing analysis of recent evidence on the factors that hinder their development and drawing attention to the policy implications for financial regulators.
This event was hosted by Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) with ODI to launch the new Development and Economic Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) synthesis report Sub-Saharan Africa’s interbank markets: progress, barriers and policy implications. DEGRP funds world-class scientific research on inclusive economic growth in low-income countries (LICs) and is supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and UK Economic and Social Research Council.
- Sherillyn Raga – Senior Research Officer in ODI’s International Economic Development Group
- Judith Tyson – Research Fellow in ODI’s International Economic Development Group, Evidence and Policy Group (EPG) Finance lead
- Victor Murinde (Moderator) – AXA Chair in Global Finance & Director, Centre for Global Finance, SOAS University of London
- Ingrid Hagen – Vice-President Strategic Projects, Frontclear Management
- Dr. Samuel Tiriongo – Director, KBA Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy, Kenya Bankers’ Association