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The Development of the Financial Sector in Southeast Europe : Innovative Approaches in Volatile Environments - Ingrid Matthaus-Maier

The Development of the Financial Sector in Southeast Europe

Innovative Approaches in Volatile Environments

By: Ingrid Matthaus-Maier (Editor), J. D. von Pischke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th November 2003
ISBN: 9783540203278
Number Of Pages: 246

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KfW has been assigned responsibility by the German government and several other donors for projects designed to reconstruct the financial landscapes of Southeast Europe. These activities are recognized as quite successful in building sustainable financial institutions that serve the small end of the market, with special emphasis on microenterprise and small business. The KfW-managed projects have contributed to the overall stability of financial sectors and to economic recovery and growth through employment creation and investment. This book reviews experience gained and analyses the reasons for the successes achieved, options for further improvement, and scope for replicability in other transition and developing economies. A particularly interesting feature is that relatively small amounts of public funds can catalyse financial markets in volatile environments.

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"This book focuses on the development of the financial sector in Southeast Europe in order to foster growth with equity and highlights a number of institutional and other innovations and related challenges in the creation and promotion of sustainable micro-finance institutions ... . makes a very valuable contribution to sharing important experiences of how to foster financial sector development in transitioning countries. It is a must-read, or ... a want-to-read book for the staff of government and donor organizations, commercial banks, micro-finance practitioners ... ." (Manfred Zeller, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 44 (2), 2005)

Foreword : the contribution of the German government to the reconstruction of Southeast Europe
List of abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
The evolution of financial sector and economic development in Southeast Europep. 7
The financial sector and economic development : evidence from Southeast Europep. 11
Innovative approaches to building financial sectors in Southeast Europep. 43
Competition and complementarity : KfW's approach to financial sector development in Southeast Europep. 51
Providing long-term funds to local financial institutions - the European refinancing funds in Southeast Europep. 61
Strengthening financial sectors in transition countries : IFC's contributionp. 71
EBRD's micro and small enterprise lending programmes : downscaling commercial banks and starting Greenfield banksp. 79
Surviving the crisis : microfinance in Bolivia, 1999-2002p. 89
Institutional development and commercialistion - optimal exit for equity financiersp. 101
Pioneering banks and bankers in Southeast Europep. 113
Market entry in Southeast Europe - Raiffeisenbank Belgradep. 119
Sustainable microfinance banks - problems and perspectivesp. 125
Equity participation in microfinance banks in Southeast Europe and Georgia - a strategic option for a large private German bank?p. 135
Research and impact analysis for accountability and managementp. 141
The contribution of science and research to the development of microfinancep. 147
Best practice principles for microfinance impact analysisp. 159
Enterprise level impacts of financial sector projects is Southeast Europep. 179
Impact of financial sector projects in Southeast Europe - effects on financial institutions and the financial sectorp. 195
Summary and conclusionp. 223
Summary and conclusionp. 225
Index of namesp. 235
Index of countriesp. 237
Index of banks and organisationsp. 239
Index of termsp. 241
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ISBN: 9783540203278
ISBN-10: 3540203273
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 7th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 1.22