MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 141 Newsletter | 05/2016

Using Digital Finance in Agriculture: New Guide Launched by USAID
Christine Martin, Senior Digital Financial Advisor, US Global Development Lab

USAID recently launched the Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture, a result of ongoing effort to understand how digital financial services (DFS) can support "Feed the Future" initiative's goals of inclusive agricultural sector growth and improved nutritional status. Christine Martin of USAID offers ways to leverage the guide as a diagnostic tool to support access to and use of DFS in rural areas.

Achieving Financial Stability and Growth in Africa
Edited by Stephany Griffith-Jones, Ricardo Gottschalk

This week's featured publication explores how the financial system should be regulated and structured to achieve the twin goals of inclusive growth and financial stability, with a focus on African low-income countries (LICs). Read More.



Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations

Enabling Private Sector Engagement & Addressing Policy Challenges 

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.

A Change in Behavior: Innovations in Financial Capability
J. Arnold, E. Rhyne | ACCION, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Why Africa Needs Green Bonds
U. Duru, A. Nyong | AfDB

Payment Aspects of Financial Inclusion
BIS, The World Bank | BIS, The World Bank


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

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money Conference
08.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 | Kampala, Uganda

Recent Expert Forum on understanding donor engagements in microinsurance

April 28, 2016

Download the electronic copy of the presentation here and the recording here.

Recent Webinar on Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

April 7, 2016 

Download the electronic presentation here and the webinar recording here

Download our new thematic factsheet on agricultural finance





The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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