MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 125 Newsletter | 09/2015

Microfinance and the Incompatibility of Outreach and Cost Efficiency
By Niels Hermes, Professor of International Finance, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

The past decades have seen significant growth rates for microfinance institutions (MFIs) in terms of providing financial services to poor households. Next to the growing number of clients, the number of MFIs went up as well. Given the changes in the MFIs landscape, one study explored possible trade-offs between outreach to the poor and efficiency of MFIs. In this blog, prof. Niels Hermes suggests that outreach and efficiency are indeed negatively correlated.

Private Equity for Africa's Transformation: What Governments Can Do

An excerpt from the Innovative Financing for the Economic Transformation of Africa book, a publication of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

In Focus

Making Finance Work for Africa Convenes African Central Banks to Discuss "Macro-prudential Surveillance

Senior officials from African central banks gather in Algiers, Algeria, to kick off a training seminar on "Macro-prudential Surveillance: Multiple Views, One Objective".

Household Financial Access and Risk Sharing in Nigeria
S. Carlson, E. D-Norris, M. Saito,Y. Shi | IMF | 2015

Digital Savings: The Key to Women's Financial Inclusion?
Women's World Banking | Women's World Banking | 2015

Finclusion Lab: State of The Data Report 2015
FINclusionLab, MasterCard Foundation | MIX | 2015

G20 GPFI Workshop
10.09.2015 | Antalya, Turkey

SuperInvestor Africa
14.09.2015 - 16.09.2015, The Westin, Cape Town

Africa investor (Ai) CEO US Investor Roadshow
23.09.2015 - 25.09.2015, New York, USA

MFW4A 2014 Yearly Report

The MFW4A Partnership is proud to present its Yearly Report 2014, which highlights our achievements over the last year.

Working Paper Series: Call for Papers

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

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
Immeuble du Centre de Commerce International d'Abidjan (CCIA)
Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


Tel: (225)

Click here to unsubscribe