MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 113 Newsletter | 02/2015

Access to Financial Services: Necessary but not Sufficient for Financial Inclusion
Written by Greg Dobbels, and approved by the study authors Pascaline Dupas, Sarah Green, Anthony Keats and Jonathan Robinson 

Until recently, the drive towards financial inclusion was commonly framed in terms of access. Yet as the explosion of digital financial services and simplified account opening procedures have begun to make financial services accessible to the poor, it has become apparent that access is only part of the equation. Despite these innovations, account ownership and usage has remained stubbornly low in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More.

Feature Publication

Donor Support to Financial Sector Development in Africa

V. Caupin, J.M. Gravellini & C. Périou | AFD - Proparco

The purpose of this article is to present, through the case of the French Development Agency (AFD), how donors are involved in promoting the development of Africa's financial systems. In 2013, support for the development accounted for 21% of AFD's financing commitments in sub-Saharan Africa. Available in French only.

1st Sub-Saharan Africa Insurance, Pension, and Bancassurance Summit
24.02.2015 - 26.02.2015 | Lagos, Nigeria

2nd Annual Infrastructure Project Financing Africa
02.03.2015 - 04.03.2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

2015 Global Money Week
09.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 | Worldwide

Africa's Abundant Treasury

In this latest article, MFW4A's David Ashiagbor explores the potential of Africa's pension funds in unlocking private equity investments in Africa. 

Report on Women's Access to Financial Services in Zambia

This new report by New Faces New Voices (NFNV) aims to understand gender usage and behavior towards financial services in Zambia. The study was commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ), together with the Bank of Zambia and GIZ on behalf of BMZ, under the umbrella of MFW4A.

Agricultural Finance Policy Coordination in Africa: Synthesis Report

This synthesis report presents a set of five country case studies (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, and Zambia), commissioned by MFW4A supported by GIZ on behalf of BMZ.

MFW4A is hiring a Senior Operating Officer.

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The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
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