MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 157 Newsletter | 03/2017

Can West African households dream of purchasing a home?
by Caroline Cerruti, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank & Olivia Caldwell, Project Manager, Affordable Housing Institute

110 million people currently live in the WAEMU region; over the next twenty years, an additional 100 million will be born. Most of them will be urban dwellers, as the area is experiencing rapid urbanization. This trend is aggravating an already large housing deficit, which mostly affects lower income groups in a context of widespread poverty (about 43 million live below the extreme poverty line). Read More.

Expanding access to finance for smallholders one lease at a time
by Ashley Olson Onyango, Programme Manager, Agricultural Finance, FSD Africa

In rural sub-Saharan Africa, working in agriculture tends to be an extremely labor-intensive job with high risk and low payoff. As a result, new generations of farmers and other entrepreneurs are often deterred from pursuing a career in agriculture. This leaves the agricultural industry with ageing farmers and declining agricultural production. One potential solution, however, is the mechanization of farming which can help decrease the need for hard, manual labor, while also improving production, household incomes, and livelihoods. Read More.

The 14th Annual AVCA Conference
04.04.2017 - 05.04.2017 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa
05.04.2017 - 06.04.2017 | Cape Town, South Africa

The Global Sustainable Finance Conference
13.07.2017 - 14.07.2017 | Karlsruhe, Germany

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

The program was organized with the technical support of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa and was part of the activities of the Community of African Banking Supervisors.

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.

MFW4A invites individual consultants to indicate their interest to support its Partnership's activities.

Associate Financial Sector Advisor
Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Deadline: 6 April, 2017

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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