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What Determines Bond Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa?, Olatundun Janet Adelegan, Bozena Radzewicz-Bak

This study empirically analyzes the determinants of bond market development in a cross section of 23 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries between 1990 and 2008. It considers the stage of development and the size of the bond market, as well as the historical, structural, institutional and macroeconomic factors driving bond market development in SSA. The study finds that the savings constraint is a key impediment to domestic bond markets development as well as financial market deepening, as it results in a low level of financial intermediation by the banks. Overall, the results show that a confluence of factors matters for the development of domestic bond markets in SSA; these include structure of the economy, investment profile, law and order, size of the banking sector, the level of economic development, and various macroeconomic factors. Policy implications include increased efforts to strengthen the investment environment and the need for a regional approach to bond market development
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Debt Markets in sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview; 1. Domestic and External Debts to GDP; 1. Domestic and External Debt (1980-08); 2. Average Domestic Debt, 1990-08; 3. Cross-Country Comparison of Financial Systems; III. Macroeconomic and Financial Issues in the Development of Debt Markets in sub-Saharan Africa; 4. Financial Sector Depth and Domestic Depth, 2008; 2. Financial Sector Depth and Domestic Debt, 2008; 3. Ratio of M2 to GDP and Domestic Bonds as a Share of GDP
Literary Form
non fiction
"September 2009"
Physical Description
1 online resource (57 p.)
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