Financial regulation in low-income countries
In the wake of the 2007-8 global financial crisis, many developed and developing country governments are prioritising stability at the individual financial institutions and systemic level by strengthening financial regulation.
Even though the latter is important to make financial systems more robust, its contribution to inclusive growth might be insufficient, especially in poor countries. This research project aimed to explore how the financial system should be regulated and structured to achieve the twin goals of inclusive growth and financial stability, with a focus on African low-income countries.
The research was structured in two phases:
- First, a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature on the relationships between domestic financial structures and financial regulation, domestic and external financial regulations, and their implications for inclusive growth and stability will be carried out. In the second phase, econometric analysis on trade-offs between growth and stability when tightening financial regulation will be conducted.
- This was complemented by in-depth country case studies by senior African researchers and focused policy analysis. Close interaction between researchers and senior policy-makers was a key feature of the project.
Achieving financial stability and growth in Africa
What financial regulation for stability and financial inclusion in Africa? The views of regulators of Ethiopia, Kenya and Lesotho
Financial regulation in Kenya: Balancing inclusive growth with financial stability
Financial Inclusion, Regulation and Inclusive Growth in Ethiopia
Financial Regulation in Low-Income Countries: Balancing Inclusive Growth with Financial Stability. The Nigeria Case
Financial Regulation in Ghana: Balancing Inclusive Growth with Financial Stability
Literature survey on capital account management in low-income countries