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What are the main challenges in microfinance?

 

The three decades before the 2007-08 global financial crisis were marked by the world’s financial networks becoming increasingly interconnected. Financial system regulatory convergence, the growing penetration of World Trade Organisation rules and the creation of currency unions, such as the euro, resulted in a surge in cross-border capital...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Tunisia 2019

In a context of significant macroeconomic challenges, Tunisia’s banking sector has demonstrated solid performance over 2017 and 2018. However, the banking sector will continue to grapple with a number of pressing challenges in the coming years, stemming in large part from weaknesses in the broader economy, which raises banks’ portfolio risk. Although the central bank is likely to continue to...

Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Tunisia 2019

Although Tunisia’s insurance market has grown steadily in recent years, it continues to be characterised by low penetration. As such, measures that are expected to promote expansion of the sector are being put in place. A new insurance code will strengthen the financial position of insurers and likely encourage a greater degree of sector consolidation. Furthermore, several segments, including...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Tunisia 2019

Although Tunisia’s financial market has maintained a pattern of significant growth in recent years, progress has taken place in the context of economic uncertainty and a need for structural reform. The stock market’s role in financing the economy is mod¬est when compared to that of the banking system, and the depreciation of the dinar has introduced a number of additional challenges. Despite...

Tunisia has successfully navigated the difficulties of the post-revolutionary period by capably establishing robust democratic institutions. However, the country faces macroeconomic challenges since the 2011 revolution. Budgetary pressures, combined with a devaluation of the dinar and a rise in the level of business informality, have made the current environment a complex one.