MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 160 Newsletter | 05/2017

Examining the financial inclusion of women - the mobile money gender gap in Rwanda
by Elisa Minischetti, Insights Manager, GSMA Connected Women

In a previous blog post, the author outlined some of the barriers that affect women at a higher rate than men and that can help explain the origins of the mobile money gender gap in Rwanda. But do these barriers affect women regular and power users differently? What are the main drivers for mobile money usage among women? And finally, what can be done to bridge the mobile money gender gap? ...Read More.

In Focus

MFW4A Hosts Roundtable on Local Investors and Long-Term Finance in Africa

The Making Finance Work for African (MFW4A) Secretariat and the Africa Pension Funds Network hosted a Roundtable on the theme "Local Investors and Long-Term Finance in Africa: Developing the Buy Side", in Nairobi, Kenya on 26-27 April 2017. The event brought together over 40 representatives of African pension funds, development finance institutions (DFIs), pension regulators and long-term finance experts. Read More.

SAVE the date! MFW4A-FSD Africa Webinar

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and Nathan Associates are pleased to present a webinar based on the theme "Agricultural Leasing: expanding access to finance for smallholders". The webinar will discuss issues surrounding Agricultural Leasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on a recent market study undertaken by Nathan Associates in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Read More.



AFC Live 2017
15.05.2017 - 16.05.2017 | Abuja, Nigeria

IFC's 19th Annual Global Private Equity Conference in association with EMPEA

16.05.2017 - 17.05.2017 | Washington D.C., USA

Private Equity Africa LP-GP Summit & 6th Awards Gala Dinner

01.06.2017 | London, UK

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.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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