Senior policy makers, financial institutions executives and development partners will convene in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from June 28th to 29th to examine how best to promote the development of effective financial systems in African countries facing fragile situations.

USAID recently launched the Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture. Christine Martin of USAID offers ways to leverage the guide as a diagnostic tool to support access to and use of DFS in rural areas.

From our blog: The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI), through its Savings Programme, set out an ambitious goal to double the number of savings accounts among poor people at 10 WSBI member banks in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

From our blog: Maimouna Gueye looks at the rise of mobile money in West Africa and examines some of the key issues faced by the region's increasingly dynamic financial services sector.

From our blog: Professor Sylvanus Ikhide presents the case for a microfinance strategic framework to complement overall financial sector development in Africa.

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