Key Charts - Size and Structure

State-Owned Banks are Becoming Less Important in Many Countries

Over-reliance on state-owned banks can crowd out private lending discipline and jeopardize public fiscal restraint. Between 1999 and 2011, many developing countries reported that state-owned banks are playing a smaller role.

Note: I and IV refer to the World Bank's Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey I (1999) and Survey IV (2011). I-IV refers to a decrease in the value of the index from 1999-2011.

Source: James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr., and Ross Levine, Measure It, Improve It: Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries 1999-2011, Milken Institute, April 2013, p.18, Figure 5.

Note: State-owned banks are the percentage of total bank assets that are government-owned.

State-Owned Banks are Becoming Less Important in Many Countries

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