Transforming financial sectors in Africa

The latest edition of the Ministers Reference Book features articles from some of the world's leading commentators, including senior politicians and international leaders such as Christine Lagarde and David Cameron. DEGRP's Research Leader Dirk Willem te Velde, is one of the edition's authors. In 'the financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa: achieving sustained growth and structural transformation,' he explores four key challenges facing Africa leaders seeking to transform their financial sector:

  • Finding the right size, depth and pace of financial sector development
  • Developing financial mechanisms for the long-term
  • Promoting inclusive finance
  • Reducing interest rate spreads 

You can read Dirk's full article in the Ministers Reference Book 2014 here.