MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 103 Newsletter | 09/2014

Revolutionizing access to finance to African SMEs 
By Jean-Michel Severino

Over the past decade Africa has experienced a 5% growth across the continent. This surprising and spectacular growth attracts investors from around the world. They are both forced to change their perception about what contains profound upheaval, and seduced by what is now considered as the emerging new frontier. Among the ten countries in the world where economic growth was the fastest between 2000 and 2010, five were located in sub-Saharan Africa: Equatorial Guinea (12.3% per year), Angola (9.3% per year), Chad (8.8% per year), Nigeria (7.4% per year) and Ethiopia (6.9% per year). Read More

15.09.2014 | Nigeria: Access Bank partners with IFC on Capacity Building
Access Bank Pls has entered into a partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on capacity development for entrepreneurs.

15.09.2014 | Mauritania will launch its financial market
At the opening of a seminar on the role of financial markets in the development of the national economy, organized by the Central Bank of Mauritania, the Governor Sid'Ahmed Ould Raiss said that Mauritania is preparing to launch its own financial market. 

12.09.2014 | Kenya: IFC to invest €230 million in private companies
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to invest 26.5 billion Shillings (€230.7 million) to support Kenyan businesses for the fiscal year that started on July 1, 2014. 

Global Banking Alliance (GBA) 2014 Annual Summit
17.09.2014 - 19.09.2014| Washington DC, USA


Sanabel 2014 Conference
29.09.2014| Dubai, United Arab Emirates


OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions
02.10.2014 - 03.10.2014| Swakopmund, Namibia

Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa's Potential

New report by the Commonwealth, MFW4A and EMPEA provides information that is crucial to a better understanding and appreciation of the pensions industry in Africa, with a focus on Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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).

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
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