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Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 139 Newsletter | 04/2016

The rise of mobile money in West Africa
Maimouna Gueye, Principal Financial Inclusion Officer, African Development Bank

Much has been made about Africa's digital revolution and its ability to drive economic development. In West Africa, one could see it as a one-of-a-kind success story when it comes to regulatory frameworks that are more conducive to mobile money. In this post, our guest blogger looks at the rise of mobile money in West Africa and examine's some of the key issues faced by the region's increasingly dynamic digital financial services sector.

Approaching Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations

Enabling Private Sector Engagement & Addressing Policy Challenges

SAVE THE DATE: June 28-29, 2016 - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

This regional conference will be hosted by MFW4A and FSD Africa, with support from the African Development Bank and FIRST Initiative. The event presents a new opportunity for business leaders and policy-makers from the continent and beyond to play a more active role in the building of inclusive, competitive and growth-orientated financial markets in Africa.

Join our Expert Forums on Microinsurance in Africa

We've had an overwhelming response to the Microinsurance in Africa online Expert Forum series, organized by the Microinsurance Network, together with MFW4A and Munich Re Foundation. Only few spots remain for Module 3, so don't miss out and register now.

Module 3 - Distribution and Innovation

14th April 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST
Register Today>> 


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

6th Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference
01.06.2016 - 02.06.2016, Accra, Ghana

Webinar on Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

April 7, 2016 - 13:00 GMT / 9:00 EST

Making Finance Work for Africa, together with USAID, is pleased to announce a joint webinar to highlight the key findings from the recently launched "Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture".

Download our new thematic factsheet on agricultural finance





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Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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