nep-mfd New Economics Papers
on Microfinance
Issue of 2019‒06‒24
one paper chosen by
Olivier Dagnelie
Université de Caen

  1. Inclusion financière et exportations agricoles des pays de l'UEMOA : rôle de la qualité des institutions By NAPO, Fousséni

  1. By: NAPO, Fousséni
    Abstract: Abstract The objective of this work is to analyse the effect of financial inclusion on agricultural exports from UEMOA countries through the quality of institutions. The aim is to analyse the role of institutional quality in the coverage of decentralised financial services such as microfinance and banking services. We formulate hypotheses that are empirically tested using econometric estimates with a sample of seven (07) UEMOA countries over the period 2011-2016. The results of the analyses show that financial inclusion through microfinance credit positively affects agricultural exports. It also shows that improving the quality of institutions is the main channel through which financial inclusion indicators affect WAEMU countries' agricultural exports. It is up to governments and decision-makers to : (i) implement institutional quality mechanisms to improve the conditions for the development of rural financial services. (ii) improve land law and governance-based governance for accountability, transparency and corruption in rural areas.
    Keywords: Keywords Africa, Agricultural exports, Financial inclusion, Quality of institutions, Agricultural exports
    JEL: J24 O31 O55 Q14 Q17
    Date: 2019–03–08

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