MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 106 Newsletter | 10/2014

Paving the Way for Capital: The Role of Technical Assistance in Mobilising Finance for Smallholder Farmers and Businesses
By Jane Abramovich and Matt Foerster from TechnoServe

Today, much of the conversation around smallholder agricultural finance is happening among an inspiring yet small group of social lenders and investment funds. These pioneering institutions have developed new products and disbursed millions of dollars in support of smallholder agriculture worldwide. However, as highlighted in Dalberg's recent report, an estimated gap of $400 billion still exists between demand and supply of finance to smallholder farmers. Read More.

Press Release

Bridging the Gap between Private Equity Industry and Africa's Pension Funds

The 9th African Development Forum (ADF IX) was held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 12th - 16th October on the theme Innovative Financing for Africa's Transformation. Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) participated in a panel discussion on the pension funds, tapping Africa's unused wealth. The discussions focused on the MFW4A's recently released report "Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa's Potential", which highlights the growth in pension assets under management across Africa. Read More.

27.10.2014 | Barclays to start selling insurance products in Kenya
Barclays Bank has requested a licence from the Insurance Regulatory Authority to conduct insurance business in Kenya, in particular life insurance business.

24.10.2014 | BOA Senegal launches IPO on the BRVM
Bank of Africa (BOA) Senegal launched on Thursday, October 22nd - and for a one-month period - an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 200,000 shares on the stock exchange of the WAEMU (BRVM).

23.10.2014 | S&P expects strong Islamic finance growth in Morocco
Islamic finance could represent - within three to five years - between ten and 20 per cent of Morocco's banking system, according to Standard & Poor's economic analyst Mohamed Damak.

A blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge
J. Woetzel, S. Ram, J. Mischke, et al. | McKinsey Global Institute | 2014

Macroinsurance for Microenterprises: A Randomized Experiment in Post-Revolution Egypt
M. Groh, D. MacKenzie | The World Bank | 2014

Financial Inclusion: A Path To Empowerment And Opportunity

2014 African Insurance Organisation (AIO) Life Seminar
03.11.2014 - 06.11.2014 | Harare, Zimbabwe

Tanzanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Symposium and Awards
04.11.2014 - 07.11.2014 | Dar es salaam, Tanzania

3rd Annual Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IBSA 2014)
04.11.2014 - 05.11.2014 | Djibouti, Djibouti

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
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