MFW4A and the African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly organized a stakeholder consultation workshop on October, 30-31, 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to present the findings and recommandations of two studies conducted this year and commissioned by the Migration and Development Fund: (1) Developing a Systematic Approach to Supporting Diaspora Investment in Africa; (2) The Opportunities and Risks of Digitization on the Remittance Market in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC). Read more. 

The annual ASEA conference is the flagship conference for the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) and it provides a platform for African exchanges, policy makers, global investors, issuers and intermediaries. The theme of this year’s conference, ‘Champions On The Rise: Africa’s Ascension To A More Sustainable Future’, underpins the need for operators of African capital markets to fully embrace sustainable business practices, as well as the opportunities and risks presented by the fourth industrial revolution. Read more.

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), jointly with the African Development Bank (AfDB), with some support from Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC) organized a Stakeholder Dialogue and Consultation Workshop in Nairobi on October 25-26, 2018 for the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. This high-level meeting provided a platform to address challenges impeding the regional financial sector from fully playing its role as a catalyst for growth and to support economic and social development objectives, both at the national and regional levels. Read more.

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), in partnership with Economists from the World Bank, is pleased to present a webinar titled ''Interest Rate Caps in Africa: The Theory and the Practice''. The webinar will take stock of recent developments in interest rates caps globally and classifies them according to a novel taxonomy. The session will also present African case studies and alternative measures to reduce the cost of credit. Register now!

MFW4A in collaboration with the IFC, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ/GIZ), CGAP, the Better than Cash Alliance at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the World Bank held its ninth annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFF), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This first-ever edition in Africa gathered together leading investors, policymakers and practitioners to assess critical challenges in financial services in Africa. Read more.

Participants in this high-level meeting will take stock of ongoing reforms and identify priority actions which will form the basis of a roadmap for financial sector development initiatives within ECOWAS. This dialogue will identify financial and non-financial instruments with catalytic effects on the real economy of member-countries. Read more on the agenda.

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