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dc.contributor.author Uukelo, George I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:58Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/349
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author en_US
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the commercial banks on lending to the productive sectors in Namibia. The problem that the study has identified is that the commercial banks are reluctant to lend to the productive sectors of the economy. Most of the deposits that are mobilised locally by the commercial banks are not used to develop the domestic economy. Commercial banks in Namibia do not see it as their business to lend to risky long-term investments which are the driving force of the economy en_US
dc.description.abstract This study reviews the main barriers to credit allocation to the private sector, small and medium enterprises, and the productive sectors. It also examines the extent to which the expansion of financial institutions offices, and improved links between these and the informal financial sector, could help to fill the credit gap. The quantitative approach analyses the data from bank's annual reports. Qualitative approach is used through semi-structured interviews to get the relevant information required for the study en_US
dc.description.abstract In addition to the issue of access, the study observed that the issue of collateral played a crucial role in SME access to bank credit. Commercial banks insist on the "strict" form of collateral (insurance, salary/income, investment guarantees) which the SMEs cannot afford en_US
dc.description.abstract Several actions, policies and recommendations are suggested to address these obstacles. The study suggests that it is necessary to establish the Development Bank of Namibia to avail financial resources to productive sectors of the economy in order to propel the country's growth. The study reviewed initiatives that relates to venture capital taking place in Namibia and outlines some of the potential areas in which venture capital can play a role in the Namibian economy. It also reviewed different forms of private equity and established that there is a scope for the private activities in Namibia in both venture capital and non-venture capital forms. However, it suggests that the venture capital component could be the most appropriate vehicle for Namibia. This is so as venture capital ordinarily known to be critical in the promotion of start-up companies, which seems to be more important in the case of Namibia en_US
dc.description.abstract The study points out that the situation in Namibia is not a lack of funds but rather the perceived level of risks by banks in lending, especially to new clients. Finally the study recommends that Government should institute laws and regulations to encourage the sharing of credit information amongst lenders and credit bureaux. These calls for a review of the existing laws to enable lenders develop some level of confidence in borrowers and the design of targeted mechanisms to reach hitherto excluded populations. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 74 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Banks and banking en_US
dc.subject Investment banking en_US
dc.subject Commercial loans en_US
dc.title An evaluation of commercial banks lending to the productive sectors: Evidence from Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-20070614 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3243 en_US


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