MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 130 Newsletter | 11/2015

Rethinking financial education for the extremely poor
By Arnold Wentzel, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

A common assumption is that the poor stay poor because of inadequate financial management, and therefore need better 'financial literacy' as provided by conventional financial education programmes. While the assumption underlying these programmes is not always wrong, it is often wrong and neglects the reality of living in extreme poverty. This blog posts explores the importance of adapting financial literacy under the conditions of extreme poverty.

In Focus

Book Launch: Banking and Finance in Africa

In an effort to unravel the mystery of Africa's growth and progress in the 21st century, the African Bankers Club is launching its new book entitled "Banque et Finance en Afrique: les acteur de l'émergence". The book, to be published under Revue Banque, will feature comprehensive analysis of Africa's banking and financial sector, through collective works gathered from the continent's banking and financial experts.

Take advantage of their special subscription offer available until November 30th, 2015.

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015
24.11.2015 - 26.11.2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

6th Annual SuperReturn African 2015
01.12.2015 - 03.12.2015 | Accra, Ghana

Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global 2015
01.12.2015 - 03.12.2015 | Istanbul, Turkey

MFW4A supports an executive training programme on sovereign risk financing in Ghana.

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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