MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 126 Newsletter | 09/2015

Rural Women's Access to Microcredit: Necessary but not Sufficient for Socio-economic Empowerment
By John Kuumuori Ganle, Researcher, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

In many parts of rural Africa today, microcredit schemes for women are increasingly being promoted as both a solution to women's limited access to credit, and a strategy for poverty reduction and women's empowerment. Based on qualitative research with rural women who are involved in an NGO-run micro-lending program in Ghana, one paper examines the empowerment effects of rural women's access to microcredit. The results of this study are presented in this blog post.

New Case Study Provides Evidence on the Impact of Digital Field Applications
By Carol Caruso, Senior Vice President, Channels & Technology, Accion

Accion's Channels & Technology group have recently published a case study evaluating the implementation, use and effects of Digital Field Applications (DFA) at microfinance banks. The results of the case study are summarized in this blog post.

In Focus

G20 Roundtable Highlights the Importance of Agricultural Finance

On September 9, the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) brought together policymakers, financial service providers and researchers to discuss key trends and gaps in agricultural finance. 



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. 

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