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Inclusion financière et exportations agricoles des pays de l'UEMOA: rôle de la qualité des institutions

Financial inclusion and agricultural exports of UEMOA countries: the role of institutional quality

Fousséni Napo

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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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 O31 O55 Q14 Q17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-03-08, Revised 2019-04-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-fle and nep-mfd
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