MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 143 Newsletter | 05/2016

Boosting access to formal financial services for village groups: A case study on linkage banking in Uganda
Weselina Angelow, WSBI and Esther Mututta Ssenoga, PBU

How do we reach out when 85% of the unserved population lives outside recognized urban centers? Many Ugandan banks now offer mobile money links to group accounts, and many offer credit facilities too. The WSBI Programme and PostBank Uganda (PBU) wanted to sustainably offer both: encourage active individual savings for group members and provide efficiency gains through an attractive loan offer to the entire group. Read More

Regional Conference on Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations
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. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from senior policy makers, business leaders, development partners and academics as they discuss link between fragility and financial sector development, and explore innovate policy and private sector responses.

Register today to reserve your spot. Agenda and speakers' list are available on the conference website.

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The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) is looking for a housing finance specialist to fill the position of Francophone Programme Manager. Applications (consisting of a cover note, CV and three references) should be emailed to Lisa Lazarus, at

Application Deadline: June 30, 2016

 the job advertisement.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
Immeuble du Centre de Commerce International d'Abidjan (CCIA)
Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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