30 Nov 2001
Restructuring and Development of the Banking Sector in Poland. Lessons to be Learnt by Less Advanced Transition Countries
The banking sector in transition economies deserves a special attention of policy makers and the public. The first reason for this attention is that financial intermediation plays a special role in an economy: it channels financial savings of enterprises and households into investments. There is no economic growth in a country if this function is not executed in an effective and efficient way, and if the financial sector is not credible. Therefore reestablishment of a sound banking sector has been crucially important for transition countries.