MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 151 Newsletter | 11/2016

Our Apologies


Dear Subscribers,


We experienced technical issues during our last mailing on 9th November, which lead to you not receiving the newsletter on 22 November. This issue is now corrected, and normal service has resumed. Please accept our sincere apologies for this.


Thank you for your patience and for the continued support to the MFW4A Partnership.


Yours Sincerely,


MFW4A Secretariat Team


In Focus

EIB Holds Africa Day in Abidjan

The European Invesment Bank (EIB) held it's second Africa Day in Abidjan on 21st November. EIB partnered with the African Development (AfDB), which hosted the event at its headquarters. Africa Day provides an active platform for exchanging views, learning, listening and debating on issues pertinent to Africa's economic development. The theme for Africa Day 2016 was 'Enabling youth employment, innovation, and inclusive growth across African Economies'. Read More.


MFW4A at EIB Africa Day

MFW4A participated in a panel discussion on 'Banking in sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Financial Inclusion, Housing Finance and Long-Term Investment'. The discussion was part of pre-launch activities for EIB's Annual Survey of Banking Sub-Saharan Africa, which this year focuses on Digital Finance. David Ashiagbor, MFW4A Partnership Coordinator joined Dr Issa Faye, Manager AfDB Research Division, Mr Michael Fuchs, Senior Financial Sector Expert and Ms. Minerva Kotei of the SME Forum, to discuss how to boost financial inclusion, housing finance and long-term investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More.


Launch of Boost Africa Initiative, a new integrated approach to boost young innovative entrepreneurs across Africa

Boost Africa Initiative, a unique partnership in support of innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa has been launched on Monday, November 21 in Abidjan by EIB and AfDB in partnership with the European Commission. The Launch ceremony took place at the Headquarters of the AfDB in Abidjan, in the presence of EIB President Werner Hoyer, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, EIB Vice-President Ambroise Favolle and Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission. Read More.



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.

MFW4A invites individual consultants to indicate their interest to support its research and knowledge management activities.


Research and Knowledge Manager

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Deadline: 23 December 2016


Associate Research Officer

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Deadline: 23 December 2016



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


Tel: (225)

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