MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 104 Newsletter | 09/2014

International Remittances and Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have increased steadily in recent decades and are estimated to have reached about $32 billion in 2013. Though studies have shown that remittances can affect aggregate financial development in SSA - as measured by the share of deposits or M2 to GDP (Gupta et al. 2009), to my knowledge there is no evidence for this region on the impact of remittances on household financial inclusion defined as the use of financial services. Read More.

29.09.2014 | Tanzania: Banks receive €16 million to boost mortgage lending
The Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company Limited (TMRC) has extended loans by Sh34 billion (€16 million) to its member banks in a bid to increase mortgage lending.


26.09.2014 | IFC and Morocco partner to develop access to finance in Africa
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with the Central Bank of Morocco (Bank Al Maghrib) to expand access to credit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.


25.09.2014 | Orange Money and Bank of Africa join forces to offer mobile banking in Africa
Bank of Africa (BOA) and Orange Money have signed a partnership to provide mobile banking services in Africa.

Smartphones & Mobile Money: The Next Generation of Digital Financial Inclusion
M. Almazán, E. Sitbon | MMU, GSMA | 2014


ASEA Yearbook 2014
ASEA | ASEA | 2014


SME Finance in Africa
T. Beck, R. Cull | The World Bank | 2014

The Ninth African Development Forum
12.10.2014 - 16.10.2014 | Marrakech, Morocco


6th Annual Private Equity in Africa Summit
15.10.2014 | London, United Kingdom


5th Annual SuperReturn Africa 2014
02.12.2014 - 04.12.2014 | Cape Town, South Africa

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 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
African Development Bank
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Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire

Tel: (225) 20.26.39.53

secretariat@mfw4a.org

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