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Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 117 Newsletter | 04/2015

The Heterogeneous Effects of Microcredit on Labour Market Outcomes
Prepared by study authors Paolo Casini, Olivia Riera and Paulo Santos Monteiro

In 2013, we ran a detailed household survey in Cape Verde. We were interested in studying how access to finance influences the behaviour of beneficiaries in the labour market. Microfinance generally aims at fostering self-employment, but most of the businesses financed through it are very small and, hence, they rarely involve all household members. If within a household there are unemployed members, the fact that another member is able to start or improve a petty business through a microloan, can affect the household's total income and hence influence the incentives of the unemployed to search for jobs. 


20.04.2015 | Global financial risks are increasing, says IMF
Rapid movements in exchange rates and interest rates took place in recent months.

20.04.2015 | Zimbabwe: Mobile money transfers up 80 per cent
The number of mobile phone owners also increased by 3.5 per cent.

17.04.2015 | BMCE Bank raises its stake in the Development Bank of Mali
The new level of participation has not been revealed.

16.04.2015 | Nigeria: Central bank reduces usage of debit card abroad to $50,000
The daily cash withdrawal limit per person and per day is $300.

15.04.2015 | Tanzania: PTA Bank to issue Sh32bn bond to support trade and infrastructure finance
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Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit 2015
29.04.2015 | Accra, Ghana

Southern African Banking and ICT Summit 2015
30.04.2015 | Lusaka, Zambia

FundForum Africa 2015
23.06.2015 - 24.06.2015 | London, UK

Expression of Interest

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Working Paper Series: Call for Papers

Open to all professionals and academics looking to advance Africa's financial sectors. Learn more >> 

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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