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Apr 27, 2021
Tonie Mai King-Andrews , Senior Communications Officer, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)
As the world continues to grapple with the Coronavirus crisis, on the heels of Earth Day 2021, we must remember that another crisis also requires our immediate attention and urgent action – the…
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Apr 27, 2021
Muazu Ibrahim , Research Officer, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)
Le développement du secteur financier revêt sans aucun doute une importance capitale pour les pays d’Afrique. En effet, un secteur financier bien développé favorise la croissance économique en…
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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…
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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)…
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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:…
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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…