estelle

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Mar 29, 2021
Estelle Brack , Economist & Banker, Founder of KiraliT consulting firm
According to Barth (2007[1]), diversity management can be defined as “managing people by valuing their individual differences while integrating these differences”. The private sector increasingly…

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Feb 22, 2021
Abdelkader Benbrahim , Partnership Coordinator, Making Finance Work for Africa
Dear Readers, More than a year since Africa recorded its first confirmed case of the Covid-19 virus in Egypt on 14th February 2020, and there remains uncertainty around the pathways of the pandemic…
sarah weiss

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Jan 17, 2021
Hugues Kamewe Tsafack , Financial Sector Advisor, MFW4A
Sarah Weiss , Financial Sector Development Advisor, GIZ
In Africa, the limited availability of trade finance is a major constraint to the development of Africa’s trade sector and more acutely to intra-African trade. African financial institutions (FIs)…
Maureen

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Dec 15, 2020
Maureen Nneka MBA , Head of the MANSA Initiative, Afreximbank
Rejection rates for trade finance applications for SMEs in Africa are rising, with bank participation in activities decreasing. Conducted over 2011-19, the report titled: “Trade Finance in Africa:…
sone

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Dec 10, 2020
Sone Osakwe , Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA)
Financial inclusion is increasingly becoming a desirable goal, both globally and at national levels. This is due to the perception that a more inclusive financial system could induce faster and…
thomas
anup MSC

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Nov 17, 2020
Thomas Bariti , Manager, Banking and Financial services in Africa, MicroSave Consulting
Anup Singh , Associate Director, Banking and Financial Services in Africa, Microsave Consulting
Thirty-year-old Hope could barely contain her excitement. The homemaker from a remote district in Zambia had just heard the news that her savings group was being linked with a bank. She chose to join…
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Nov 02, 2020
Léticia Ngahane Konan , Associate Director, FinAfrique West Africa
INTRODUCTION The advent of digitalisation is changing the environment of financial institutions (retail banking and life and non-life insurance companies) around the world, in terms of the skills…