MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 135 Newsletter | 02/2016

African Municipal Finance Blog Series - Part 1
By Professor Jeremy Gorelick, Managing Director, Affordable Housing Institute

At the annual African Union for Housing Finance conference in Durban, Making Finance Work for Africa spoke with Professor Jeremy Gorelick following his talk, "Positioning Cities for Housing-Related Capital Flows". Based on his professional and academic experiences in supporting sub-sovereign entities to access funds for capital-intensive projects, Prof. Gorelick has been invited to write a series of blog posts about municipal finance across Africa. The series will discuss substantive current events in the field and feature interviews with politicians, practitioners and other stakeholders.

The Microinsurance in Africa Expert Forum Series

The Microinsurance Network, together with Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) are pleased to announce the launch of an Expert Forum series on Microinsurance in Africa. The three-part online series will highlight and address the key outcomes from the 2015 Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa study, which will be published in the first quarter of 2016.


Module 1 - Landscape and Products

3rd March 2016 | 13:00 GMT /  08:00 EST

Module 2 - Business Case

24th March 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST

Module 3 - Distribution and Innovation

7th April 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST

Feature Publication

2015 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook

This Yearbook provides housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials with a current update of practice and developments in housing finance in Africa.

Financial access and household welfare : evidence from Mauritania
A. Amendola, M. Boccia, G. Mele, L. Sensini | The World Bank

Mapping Africa's Islamic Economy
The Economist Intelligence Unit | The Economist

The Poverty Effects of Market Concentration
C. Rodríguez-Castelán | The World Bank

SAVCA's 2016 Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference
17.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

The 8th ECASSA Social Protection Policy Makers Conference
18.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 | Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

18th Microcredit Summit
15.03.2016 - 17.03.2016 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Making Finance Work for Africa and the Association of African Central Banks organized a training seminar on Cross-Border Banking Supervision in Africa.

New Working Paper Series

Download the second edition on Internal Capital Market Practices of Multinational Banks: Evidence from South Africa.


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