MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 153 Newsletter | 01/2017

Message from the MFW4A Partnership Coordinator

Dear Readers,


Let me begin by wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2017, on behalf of all of us at the MFW4A Secretariat. 

2016 was a rewarding year for MFW4A. We were proud to host the first Regional Conference on Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations (FCAS) in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, jointly with the African Development Bank, FSD Africa, and FIRST. The conference has already led to several initiatives by MFW4A and our partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Somalia. We expect to build on this work in 2017. Read More.

In Focus

AFRACA hosts the 5th World Congress on Rural & Agricultural Finance in Dakar

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) hosted the 5th World Congress in Dakar on 24th-25th November, under the broad theme: "Contribution of Ahricultural and Agrifood Industries to Sustainable Development: What Role should Rural and Agricultural Finance Play?". The conference brought together stakeholders from around the globe, to share experiences on emerging and cross-cutting issues in the industry. Read More.


MFW4A convenes a side-event on the margins of the AFRACA World Congress Dakar

MFW4A convened a side-event on on the margins of the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) World Congress on Rural & Agricultural Finance in on 23rd November 2016, in Dakar Senegal, focusing on insurance as a tool for climate risk management in African agriculture. This event provided participants with an opportunity to showcase promising national and regional experiences, and a platform to share information on continental and international initiatives. Read More.



Growing Economies: 10th Project Finance Forum
02.02.2017 - 03.02.2017 | Cape Town, South Africa

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF)
13.02.2017 - 16.02.2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

The Euromoney Cote d'Ivoire Conference
22.02.2017 - 23.02.2017 | Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

AfDB and MFW4A hosted a Partner Workshop to Accelerate Energy Access in Africa

The workshop brought together key stakeholders to explore accelerating the market uptake of the pay-as-you-go business model, with the aim of bringing off-grid solar equipment to low-income consumers at scale.

MFW4A Working Paper Issue 4

Financial Constraint, Entrepreneurship and Sectoral Migrations: Evidence from Madagascar

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