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Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa--An Analytical Framework

Author/Editor: Quintyn, Marc | Taylor, Michael
Authorized for Distribution: January 1, 2007
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Summary: Current trends in financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa are prompting policymakers to focus on the design of appropriate supervisory structures. Against the backdrop of worldwide efforts to remodel supervisory structures, this paper develops an analytical framework for designing a regulatory strategy that could assist in prioritizing the needs for regulation and supervision over time. Such a strategy should facilitate the design of a supervisory structure suitable for an individual country's current and future needs. The paper emphasizes that in the case of sub-Saharan Africa, any such strategy is constrained by the reality of capacity limitations and should take into account the need to keep the central bank involved in the process. Building on the framework, the paper identifies a number of supervisory structures that could meet sub-Saharan Africa's needs.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 07/18
Subject(s): Bank supervision | Sub-Saharan Africa | Financial sector | Absorptive capacity
Author's keyword(s): Africa | bank supervision | financial development | and financial regulation.
 
English  
    Published:   January 1, 2007        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2007018   Pages:   32
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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