MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 118 Newsletter | 05/2015


From Cash to Accounts: Switching how women save in Uganda
By Niklas Buehren with Malcolm Ehrenpreis and Rachel Dawn Coleman

In Sub-Saharan Africa, many women are keeping their savings at home where it is most vulnerable. Why not use semi-formal or formal institutions instead to better protect hard-earned cash?


In this blog, the author explores how potential knowledge gaps concerning the access to and the working mechanism of more advanced saving devices may represent a major barrier to entry into the formal or semi-formal sector.


How to grow businesses in fragile and conflict-affected countries
By Tracy Washington, Frederik van den Bosch and Laure Wessemius-Chibrac

In this blog post, the authors explore the main ingredients the have helped IFC's SME Ventures program grow businesses in fragile and conflicted-affected countries.


What has Worked in Credit Information Sharing?

An excerpt from the Doing Business in The Eastern African Community 2012 publication, a copublication of The World Bank and the IFC.

01.05.2015 | Liberia's central bank faces audit
The government wants CBL to lead by example in the fight against corruption.


30.04.2015 | IFC signs a Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Guinea-Bissau to promote SMEs
IFC and the government of Guinea-Bissau signed a Cooperation Agreement to inaugurate the second Africa Leasing Facility program to ease access to finance to small businesses in the country.


30.04.2015 | Zambia: Central bank looks to improve relationship between banks and SMEs
SMEs employ 88 per cent of workers in Zambia.


30.04.2015 | Fitch forecasts favorable conditions for sub-Saharan banks
The rating agency expects strong demand in infrastructure financing.


29.04.2015 | Ethiopia: United Bank officially launches agent banking
The service will provide banking services to people living in remote areas.

SWIFT African Regional Conference 2015
05.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 | Cape Town, South Africa


Continental Seminar of the AACB 2015
13.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 | Nairobi, Kenya


Mobile Money and Digital Payments Africa
2015 19.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Making Cross Border Banking Work for Africa - Now Available in French

A joint effort by the AACB, the World Bank and GIZ, under the umbrella of MFW4A. The report was translated into French with the support of AFD.


Expression of Interest

We are inviting African research centres, universities and think tanks to express their interest for the organisation of national or regional financial sector events.


Working Paper Series: Call for Papers

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

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