MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 149 Newsletter | 10/2016

The story of inclusive banking
Prof. Hans Dieter Seibel, Professor Emeritus, Cologne University

Once praised as a panacea to overcome poverty, microfinance has had to face harsh criticism because of painful failures and unfulfilled expectations. Many people, particularly in rural areas, still do not have any access to formal financial services, with many microfinance institutions either weak, or having exploited their clients driving them into over indebtedness. In this post, our guest author explores the evolution of inclusive savings and cooperatives banking from a historical, social science and economic point of view, looking at both past successes and failures.

What we learned from the Regional Conference on Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations? - Part 5
Amadou Sy, Senior Fellow and Director of the African Growth Initiative, Brookings Institute

In this fifth instalment of a six-part series, Amadou Sy looks at how innovative instruments and partnerships can help mitigate the risks facing financial institutions in fragile situations in Africa.

In Focus

Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF)

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Government of Spain, established the Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF) with the primary objective of scaling-up capacity building efforts to the financial sector for the benefit of poor and low-income people in Africa, with a special emphasis on women and rural areas. Learn More.

Private Equity in Africa Summit
26.10.2016| London, UK

Thought Leadership Forum
08.11.2016 - 09.11.2016 | Abuja, Nigeria

Second African Conference on Remittances and Postal Networks
15.11.2016 - 16.11.2016 | Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

MFW4A Working Paper Issue 4

Financial Constraint, Entrepreneurship and Sectoral Migrations: Evidence from Madagascar

MFW4A Launches its Yearly Report 2015

The MFW4A Partnership is proud to present its Yearly Report 2015, which highlights our achievements over the last year.

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