Finance in Africa: Banks, debt, and development
Financial sectors across Africa are transforming rapidly, deepening and diversifying, and forging new links across the continent and with global capital markets. Is growing financial integration a breakthrough for economic transformation on the continent? Do these trends pose new risks of financial instability, and growing public indebtedness? What is unique about financial sector development in Africa, and what can be learned from other regions?

Opening with a keynote address by the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Dr Patrick Njoroge, this half-day workshop at St Antony’s College will bring together policymakers, private sector participants, and academic experts to address three topics with urgent policy relevance: (1) Integration and disintegration in banking sectors across Africa; (2) External finance and sovereign debt; (3) Developmental and political implications of financial sector development.
Date: 25 April 2018, 12:30 (Wednesday, 1st week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: St Antony's College - Main Site, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF
Venue Details: Nissan Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: European Studies Centre
Organisers: Alexandra Zeitz (St Antony's College, University of Oxford), Julie Adams (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
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Host: Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Part of: Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM)
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams