Financial Capability News

Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF)


Promoting transparency and innovation to scale-up and deepen microfinance outreach in Africa

African Development Bank and MFW4A hold Digital Finance Week


The first AfDB Digital Finance Week (DFW) took place from September 19-22, 2016 in the CCIA Building in Abidjan.

Working Paper Series


Financial sector development research for policymakers and practitioners

Public and private institutions and development partners come together to discuss financial sector development in African states facing fragile situations


The First Regional Conference on Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations ended on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 with a major takeaway: Financial markets can play a key role in tackling fragility and building resilience in Africa.

Zambia narrows financial inclusion gender gap


In 2015, the financial inclusion gender gap was 3.8 per cent compared to 6.9 per cent in 2009.

ICD to launch Islamic finance academy in West Africa


It will develop research activities and provide degree courses.

Rwanda's financial inclusion target could be hampered by financial illiteracy, say experts


The country wants to reach 80 per cent financial inclusion by 2017.

Expert opinion: In DRC, fighting poverty should include more banking services


In this interview, consultant Christian Kazumba explains how adequate banking services and trust between economic actors and banks can help economic development.

The BRVM launches SMS market news service in Ivory Coast


This initiative is intended to promote the spread of equity culture in the region.

South Africa: Government acts to improve understanding of financial markets


New regulatory framework will also ensure that financial institutions treat their customers fairly, says Finance Minister.

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