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Title:Insolvency and debt recovery procedures in economic development: An overview of African law PDF Logo
Authors:Wihlborg, Clas
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/27
Abstract:Insolvency and debt recovery procedures are as crucial to a well-performing financial sector as credit provision itself. They are even more important in Africa, where attempts are underway to create fully-fledged financial markets. For the financial system to be credible, creditors must be ensured that lenders will meet their obligations and that cases against them will be brought to closure. A good legal framework for insolvency also ensures distressed firms a form of orderly exit, thereby enabling their owners to start afresh. However, institutions of this nature take time to take effect, and need to be supported politically and by reforms in other sectors of the economy.
Subjects:legal reforms
credibility
bankruptcy
debt recovery
JEL:E6
G3
K0
K4
ISBN:9291901733
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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