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Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 136 Newsletter | 02/2016

Islamic Banking Development and Access to Credit
By Florian Léon, Université d'Auvergne, and Laurent Weill, University of Strasbourg

Islamic finance has considerably expanded with an increase of Islamic financial assets from $150bn in the mid-1990's to $1800bn at the end of 2013. An emerging literature has investigated the macroeconomic impact of Islamic finance on economic development. A major potential effect of the growth of Islamic banking is its influence of access to credit, as countries with developed islamic banking sectors are emerging countries in which access to credit is a major concern. In this blog, the authors investigate the influence of Islamic banking development on access to credit.

Join our Expert Forums on Microinsurance in Africa

The Microinsurance Network, together with Making Finance Work for Africa and Munich Re Foundation warmly invites you to attend the "Microinsurance in Africa" online Expert Forum series.


Module 1 - Landscape and Products

3rd March 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST
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Module 2 - Business Case

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

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

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Feature Publication

Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

This Guide to the Use of Digital Finance in Agricultureaims to provide a quick and easy-to-use tool to understand how digital financial services (DFS) can help address some of the challenges that smallholder farmers are experiencing today - mainly, lack of access to financial services and convenient payment systems.

16th Annual Cards and Payments Africa 2016
01.03.2016 - 02.03.2016 | Johannesburg, South Africa

12th CAADP Partnership Platform
11.04.2016 - 15.04.2016 | Accra, Ghana

4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference
05.05.2016 - 06.05.2016 | London, UK

MFW4A on Pension capital in Southern Africa and beyond: New avenues for funding private equity

MFW4A presented its latest brief in SAVCA 2016 to further explore the approach of pension funds in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria in private equity.

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

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