MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 102 Newsletter | 07/2014

Dear Readers, 

A resounding thank you to everyone who joined us in Dakar, Senegal, last month for our Partnership Forum. I hope you found the event as engaging and stimulating as we did. One of the lessons for the Secretariat that emerged from the Forum discussions is the need to deepen our engagement with key stakeholders in support of financial sector development in Africa. This means that we will be doing things differently, rather than doing different things. Our emerging work programme with pension funds is an example of this. Read More.

Africa's Pension Funds and Private Equity Are Uniquely Aligned to Unlock Continent's Potential

21 July 2014, London - African pension funds can play a critical role in the region's private equity industry mobilizing an estimated US$29 billion and driving economic development according to research conducted by the Commonwealth, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), and MFW4A, and kindly supported by The Abraaj Group. Read More.

21.07.2014 | MTN partners with banks to improve financial services in Rwanda
Telecom operator MTN Rwanda has entered a partnership with Rwanda's national payment switch RSwitch, KCB and I&M Bank to help improve access to financial services in Rwanda.

18.07.2014 | DRC's central bank cuts the reserve ratio for banks to boost access to credit
The reserve requirement ratio for commercial banks set up by the Central Bank of Congo (BCC) went from three to zero per cent for short term deposits and from seven to five percent for long term deposits, the governor of the BCC has announced.

18.07.2014 | Brics have a role in African regional integration, says GEGAfrica
Brazil is currently hosting the sixth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) heads of state summit.

Microfinance Banana Skins 2014: The CSFI Survey of Microfinance Risk
D. Lascelles, S. Mendelson, D. Rozas | Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation | 2014

First-Time International Bond Issuance - New Opportunities and Emerging Risks
A. Guscina, G. Pedras, G. Presiuttini | IMF | 2014

Revisiting Agricultural Finance
TXF Limited, CTA | TXF Limited | 2014

Pension Funds & Private Equity
23.07.2014 | Johannesburg, South Africa


3rd African Women’s Economic Summit
24.07.2014 - 26.07.2014 | Lusaka, Zambia


EAVCA and EMPEA Members Networking Luncheon
29.07.2014 | Nairobi, Kenya

MFW4A Yearly Report 2013

We are very pleased to share with you the latest yearly report detailing the work of the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat over 2013.

Making Cross-Border Banking Work for Africa

The report, officially launched at the MFW4A 2014 Partnership Forum, presents the facts, challenges and opportunities of cross-border banking in Africa.

Visit the New African Partner's Directory

Learn about the key stakeholders who are active in Africa's financial sector.

Visit the MFW4A online Donor Projects Database (DPD).

MFW4A is hiring a Research and Knowledge Manager, an Associate Research Officer and a Stakeholder Relationship Officer.

For more information, please click here.

If interested and qualified, please submit your application to:

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
Immeuble du Centre de Commerce International d'Abidjan (CCIA)
Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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