Africa's evolving banking landscape


July 28, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Nicolas Véron (PIIE), Elsie Addo Awadzi (Bank of Ghana) and Amadou Sy (International Monetary Fund)

Event Summary

African banks are adapting to a changing environment that includes climate risk, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, major concerns over financial inclusion, new technology-enabled possibilities, and the emergence of banking groups that operate across African borders. These trends represent a complex mix of challenges and opportunities for prudential authorities.

Joining this episode of Financial Statements were:


Nicolas Véron
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


  • Elsie Addo Awadzi
    Second Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana
  • Amadou Sy
    Head of Central Africa Division 1, International Monetary Fund (IMF)



About This Series

Financial Statements is a biweekly virtual event series hosted by Nicolas Véron that explores changes in the world of finance, encompassing themes of financial services regulation, corporate finance and governance, systemic fragility and crises, and structural changes driving business and policy trends in the financial sector.