MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 155 Newsletter | 02/2017

Reading between the data: Exploring the mismatch between the number of insurance policies reported by consumers vs. providers in Zambia
by Jeremy Gray, Senior Research Associate, Cenfri

In 2014, 22.2% of adults in Zambia were covered by insurance. In 2015, just 2.6% were. If you are working on insurance in Zambia you would probably think the magnitude of this change was because of the discontinuing of the Airtel Life product. But even if you exclude Airtel Life from the 2014 data, it captures three times more insurance policies than the 2015 data. So why the mismatch? Read More.



Trends in Remittances, 2016: A New Normal of Slow Growth
by Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist, World Bank. Co-Authors: Sonia Plaza, Hanspeter Wyss, Supriyo De, Kirsten Schuettler and Soonhwa Yi

Against a backdrop of tepid global growth, remittance flows to low and middle income countries (LMICs) seem to have entered a "new normal" of slow growth. In 2016, remittance flows to LMICs are projected to reach $442 billion, marking an increase of 0.8 percent over 2015. The modest recovery in 2016 is largely driven by the increase in remittance flows to Latin America and the Caribbean on the back of a stronger economy in the United States: by contract remittance flows to all other developing regions either declined or recorded a deceleration in growth. Read More.



The Wall Street Journal's Investing in Africa Conference
07.03.2017 | London, UK

3rd Annual African Insurance Forum (AIF)

09.03.2017 - 10.03.2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Pension Funds & Alternative Investments Africa
15.03.2017 - 16.03.2017 | Balaclava, Mauritius

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.

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