Economics Topic Guide - financial sector.


The purpose of this topic guide is to support economists in international development in understanding the financial sector, particularly in the context of developing economies. The guide is designed to provide:

  • An understanding of the financial sector’s role in the economy;
  • An overview of the key relevant economic concepts;
  • An introduction to the main current diagnostic tools for financial sector development;
  • A summary of, and signposting to, recent evidence of finance’s role in growth and development.

The broad structure of the guide is as follows: Section 2 covers the current conceptual and theoretical framework relevant to the financial sector, Section 3 maps the evidence on financial deepening and inclusion on a selection of development indicators and Section 4 covers key and emerging issues in financial sector development, including the range of donor approaches and tools.


Miller, H.; Chatterji, S. Economics Topic Guide - financial sector. EPS PEAKS, UK (2013) 35 pp.

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