MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 120 Newsletter | 06/2015

How does the expansion of regional cross-border banks affect bank competition in Africa?
By Florian Léon

African banking sectors have witnessed significant changes in their structure over the past several decades with the penetration of regional cross-border banks. In this article, the author investigates whether these changes have led to more competition in the banking industry.


In Focus

Continental Seminar of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB)

MFW4A participated in the 2015 AACB Continental Seminar, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 15 May 2015, on the theme "Monetary Policy Frameworks in Africa in a Changing Financial Sector Landscape". Fifty-five (55) participants from twenty-three (23) member central banks and eight (8) regional and international institutions attended the Seminar.


A Conclusions and Recommendations report is now available and can be downloaded from our website.


African Diaspora Trade and Survey

The World Bank Group Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice and the African Development Bank Group are reaching out to Africans living abroad to get their views on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The purpose of this survey is to obtain a glimpse into the African diaspora and determine ways through which its members can best contribute to economic development in their countries of origin.


Initial findings from the survey will be presented at the Inaugural Engaging the African Diaspora in Trade & Education Forum on June 10th, in Washington D.C, in which MFW4A is a partner.


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.


Working Paper Series: Call for Papers

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

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