Extending Financial Inclusion in Africa

Daniel Makina
9780128141649
0-12-814164-6

Extending Financial Inclusion in Africa unveils the genesis and transformation of Africa's financial sector and its ability to provide finance for all. Contributors of the Book traverse the whole spectrum.

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of African financial systems, examining their depth and breadth and empirically evaluating their appropriateness and effectiveness to achieve inclusive financial services. Explores the evolution of the financial sector in Africa from the pre-colonial to post-colonial eraInvestigates the financial inclusion-economic growth nexusExplores the role of financial regulation and governance in either enhancing or limiting financial inclusionEvaluates unintended consequences of financial inclusion, including over-indebtedness and increased propensity to spendAssesses cross-sectional evidence on the link between financial inclusion and technological developments such as the internet and mobile technology