Listen to the brightest minds in the field of economics and development discuss their latest research and deconstruct global economic trends. IMF Podcasts are also available on digital platforms such as iTunes, SoundCloud and Libsyn, and free to use for broadcasters, educators and institutions. 

The Rise of Islamic Finance and Its Potential for Africa

March 3, 2011

With double-digit growth over recent years, Islamic finance has generated increasing interest around the world. It is serving previously underbanked populations. Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, are now looking at Islamic finance as a new source of funding.

Amadou Sy, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Dept