MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 154 Newsletter | 02/2017

Harnessing the Buy Side's Potential to Develop East Africa's Capital Markets
by Jim Woodsome, Senior Research Analyst, Milken Institute

A key step in developing local capital markets is to develop the "buy side"-to encourage greater participation of local institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance firms. If managed well, these pools of savings become important sources of long-term financing, including for infrastructure, which can drive socioeconomic growth. Read More.


In Focus

MFW4A/AACB organized a training workshop on: "Crisis Management and Banking Resolution " in Abuja

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hosted a training workshop on "Crisis Management and Banking Resolution" in Abuja, Nigeria, from 16-20 January 2017. The workshop is part of the activities of the Community of African Banking Supervisors (CABS), a joint initiative of MFW4A and the Association of African Central Banks (AACB). Read More.

AfDB and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion sign MoU to enhance access to financial services on the continent

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance access to quality financial services on the continent on 31 January 2017, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The agreement aims to create a collaboration framework to promote financial inclusion in Africa. Read More.



Capital Markets in the East African Community: Developing the Buy Side
J. Irving, S. Schellhase, J. Woodsome | Milken Institute

Promoting Women's Access to Financial Services in Zambia - A Case Study
C. Huber, C. Schmidt | GIZ/BMZ, MFW4A, NFNV

DFS Ecosystem Assessment in Sierra Leone

PHB Development | UNDP, UNCDF



SAVCA 2017 Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference
22.02.2017 - 23.02.2017 | Stellenbosch, South Africa

IAIS-A2ii-CIMA Mobile Insurance Conference
23.02.2017 - 24.02.2017 | Douala, Cameroon

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2017
01.03.2017 - 03.03.2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Managing Climate Risks in Africa's Agriculture Sector through Insurance

MFW4A convened a side-event on the margins of the AFRACA World Congress on Rural & Agricultural Finance in Dakar

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.

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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