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Financial inclusion and financial integrity: aligned incentives?

de Koker, Louis and Jentzsch, Nicola 2013, Financial inclusion and financial integrity: aligned incentives?, World development, vol. 44, pp. 267-280, doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.11.002.

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Title Financial inclusion and financial integrity: aligned incentives?
Author(s) de Koker, LouisORCID iD for de Koker, Louis orcid.org/0000-0003-0120-6150
Jentzsch, Nicola
Journal name World development
Volume number 44
Start page 267
End page 280
Total pages 14
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0305-750X
1873-5991
Keyword(s) sub-Saharan Africa
financial inclusion
anti-money laundering
transparency
privacy
mobile money
Summary The Financial Action Task Force embraces financial inclusion as complementary to anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing, as it enhances transparency. This support is based on the premise that the increased use of formal financial services leads to a reduction of usage of informal services. We present evidence on eight African countries that both are not negatively associated. Moreover, informal employment and cash preference reduce the inclination to use mobile financial services. If an increase in transparency acts as disincentive to use formal services, the alignment of financial inclusion and integrity will fail.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.11.002
Field of Research 180105 Commercial and Contract Law
Socio Economic Objective 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054930

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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