MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 116 Newsletter | 04/2015

Is Financial Inclusion Working in Africa? A Provocative Look into Financial Inclusion through the South African Example
Written by the Milford Bateman

Not so long ago the international development community felt it had found an answer to Africa's long-standing poverty problem: the microcredit model. Many microcredit programs were launched in the 1990s with the aim of reducing poverty by promoting a local microenterprise development trajectory that would transform Africa 'from below'. Sadly, this movement was getting underway in Africa just as elsewhere around the world it was becoming clear that microcredit did not work as it is supposed to do.


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Blogs

Individually Tailored Financial Education: What Research Tells Us Is Possible
An empirical look at how financial education can be more effective, by María José Roa Garcia.

Innovative Financing For The Economic Transformation of Africa
UNECA | 2015


Enhancing Financial Capability and Inclusion in Morocco
The World Bank, Bank Al Maghrib, Swiss Cooperation | The World Bank | 2015


Mobile Money in Nigeria: The User Experience
Grameen Foundation, MasterCard | Grameen Foundation | 2015

5th Annual Banking and Finance Conference
19.05.2015 - 20.05.2015 | Nairobi, Kenya


The Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD)
16.06.2015 - 19.06.2015 | Milan, Italy


FundForum Africa 2015
23.06.2015 - 24.06.2015 | London, UK

Second Meeting of MFW4A Network of WAEMU SME Support Agencies

MFW4A network members met to discuss progress in their activities and the implementation of the network's work plan.

 

Working Paper Series: Call for Papers

The MFW4A Working Paper Series is open to all professionals and academics looking to advance Africa's Financial Sectors.

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.

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