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Financial Sector Assessment
			: A Handbook

Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821364321.069

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

The Handbook presents an overall analytical framework for assessing financial system stability and developmental needs, providing broad guidance on approaches, methodologies, and techniques of assessing financial s...

Chapter 1 Financial Sector Assessments: Overall Framework and Executive Summary

Chapter 1 Financial Sector Assessments: Overall Framework and Executive Summary »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

1.1. Introduction The design of policies to foster financial system stability and development has become a key area of focus among policy makers globally. This policy focus reflects...

Chapter 2 Indicators of Financial Structure, Development, and Soundness

Chapter 2 Indicators of Financial Structure, Development, and Soundness »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

This chapter presents an overview of quantitative indicators of financial structure, development, and soundness. It provides guidance on key system-wide and sectoral indicators, including definitions, measur...

Chapter 3 Assessing Financial Stability

Chapter 3 Assessing Financial Stability »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

Financial system stability in a broad sense means both the avoidance of financial institutions failing in large numbers and the avoidance of serious disruptions to the intermediation functions of the financi...

Chapter 4 Assessing Financial Structure and Financial Development

Chapter 4 Assessing Financial Structure and Financial Development »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

4.1 Overview 4.1.1 Motivation for Assessing Financial Structure and Financial Development Extensive evidence confirms that creating the conditions for...

Chapter 5 Evaluating Financial Sector Supervision: Banking, Insurance, and Securities Markets

Chapter 5 Evaluating Financial Sector Supervision: Banking, Insurance, and Securities Markets »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

This chapter looks at the legal, institutional, and policy framework needed to ensure effectiveness of financial sector supervision. It focuses on banking, insurance, and securities markets. Effective superv...

Chapter 6 Assessing the Supervision of Other Financial Intermediaries

Chapter 6 Assessing the Supervision of Other Financial Intermediaries »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

6.1 Overview This chapter focuses on issues in the regulation of a range of non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs), categorized as Other Financial Intermediaries (OFIs). OFIs refer...

Chapter 7 Rural and Microfinance Institutions: Regulatory and Supervisory Issues

Chapter 7 Rural and Microfinance Institutions: Regulatory and Supervisory Issues »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

7.1 Overview The providing of financial services to the poor and the very-poor, particularly in rural areas, is the purpose of microfinance institutions (MFIs), and the assessment of...

Chapter 8 Assessing Financial System Integrity—Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Chapter 8 Assessing Financial System Integrity—Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

Both the World Bank and IMF have long been involved in international efforts to strengthen financial sector supervision and to promote good governance, which, among other things, both contribute to reducing...

Chapter 9 Assessing the Legal Infrastructure for Financial Systems

Chapter 9 Assessing the Legal Infrastructure for Financial Systems »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

The legal infrastructure plays a pivotal role in the operation of financial markets, as well as in the efficient intermediation of capital flows and domestic savings. Banks and other financial institutions h...