nep-isf New Economics Papers
on Islamic Finance
Issue of 2020‒03‒16
two papers chosen by

  1. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Technical Assistance Report-Report on External Sector Statistics Mission By International Monetary Fund
  2. Impact of Board Gender Diversity on The Financial Performance of Conventional and Islamic Banks – An Evidence from Pakistan By Shehar Yar, Shehar Yar Ahmed

  1. By: International Monetary Fund
    Abstract: A technical assistance (TA) mission on external sector statistics (ESS) was conducted in Amman, Jordan, during March 31–April 10, 2019, for the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB).1 The mission took place at the request of the DAB and with strong support of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department. This mission is part of the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center (METAC) work program. The mission objectives were to assist the DAB in improving the quality of the balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) statistics. The mission took stock of recent improvements in the ESS compilation practices and commended the DAB’s Monetary Policy Department (MPD) for achieving most of the 2018 TA recommendations. The list of officials met by the mission is shown in Appendix I.
    Date: 2020–02–13
  2. By: Shehar Yar, Shehar Yar Ahmed
    Abstract: This study has been conducted to determine the impact of board gender diversity on the financial performance of the Pakistani Conventional and Islamic Banks. The overall objective is to quantify the impact of gender diversity and the performance of banks. The study included a panel of 12 banks and data from 2008 to 2018 was obtained and using the multiple regression approach the results of the study indicates that performance of banks is not predicted by the measures of gender diversity. The study also indicates a lower level of female presence on the boards of conventional and Islamic banks. It has been recommended to increase the level of female presence on bank boards of Pakistan to increase the board independence, reduce the diversity gap and to resolve the ethical issues.
    Keywords: Gender Diversity, Bank Performance, Conventional vs Islamic Banks
    JEL: M19
    Date: 2020–01–16

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