MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 107 Newsletter | 11/2014

Squeezing financial inclusion between regulatory pillars
By Ignacio Mas

In a panel in a recent IFC/MasterCard Foundation conference in Johannesburg, Mark Flaming of MicroCred reminded us that there is a tension running deep in all regulatory discussions of digital financial services (DFS) for financial inclusion, and that is between the banking and payments traditions. These are differentiated regulatory pillars that are deeply ingrained institutionally as separate departments within every central bank, and as separate committees within the Basel structure at the top of the global regulatory food chain. Read More.

10.11.2014 | Nigeria: New Mobile Money Licences Coming
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is making plans to licence more mobile money operators in Nigeria.

10.11.2014 | Djibouti bets on Islamic finance
During the third Annual Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IBSA Djibouti 2014), H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, explained why this type of financing is the future of the continent.

07.11.2014 | Tanzanian taxpayers now able to pay taxes via Equity Bank's network
Equity Bank Tanzania has signed a partnership with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) to enable taxpayers to settle all their taxes through its network.

Africa SME Champions Forum
11.11.2014 - 12.11.2014 | Dakar, Senegal

2014 IIF Africa Financial Summit
13.11.2014 | Lagos, Nigeria

12th Annual African Capital Markets Conference
13.11.2014 - 14.11.2014 | 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.

MFW4A is hiring a Senior Advisor to the Coordinator.

Learn more at the MFW4A Opportunities page

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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