MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 162 Newsletter | 06/2017

The supervisory challenges of financial inclusion
by Dr. Bryan Barnett, Banking Advisor US Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance

In pursuit of their mission to ensure the integrity of financial systems, regulators have two distinct tasks. The first is developing the rules and regulations that govern the authorization and operations of financial institutions. The second is supervising those institutions to ensure that regulations are followed and risks are identified and addressed. Over the last several decades, the drive to include populations formerly excluded from the formal financial system has introduced new kinds of financial products, service providers and digital technologies that have improved the lives of millions, but pose challenges for regulators on both the policy and supervision fronts. Read More.

Weather-Indexed Insurance: Why Isn't It Working?
by Sonja Kelly, Director of Research, Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI)

Weather-indexed insurance is brilliant. It's just not working. It's brilliant because it solves one of the basic challenges of insurance: moral hazard. Under the principle of moral hazard, having insurance tends to make an individual's behavior riskier, increasing the likelihood that the product will be used. If I have fantastic health insurance, for example, I may be more likely to make riskier life decisions because I don't feel the financial effects of the consequences of those decisions quite so acutely. If insurance is tied to the weather, however, nothing an individual does (unless you believe in the efficacy of a rain dance) will "trigger" the insurance. Read More.

In Focus

Mobilization of Long-term Savings for Infrastructure Financing in Africa
by BMZ and GIZ

This desk study has been commissioned to assess the current state and potential use of three sources of infrastructure financing in Africa: (i) Global institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies have the scale necessary to materialize "billions to trillions", (ii) Domestic pension funds that have emerged and are growing rapidly in many African countries, and (iii) Remittances from migrant workers abroad. Read More.

World Trade Symposium 2017

06.06.2017 - 07.06.2017 | London, UK

AIFAM Forum 2017
14.06.2017 - 15.06.2017 | Gaborone, Botswana

3rd Annual Private Equity in East Africa Conference (EAVCA)
15.06.2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID 2017)
15.06.2017 - 16.06.2017 | New York, USA

MFW4A - Milken Institute Webinar

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the Milken Institute organized a webinar entitled: "Local Investors and Long-term Finance in Africa: Developing the Buy Side", on 30 May 2017.

MFW4A - FSD Africa Webinar

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and Nathan Associates presented a webinar based on the subject of Agricultural Leasing in sub-Saharan Africa, on 31 May 2017.

MFW4A - ICD Webinar

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the Islamic Cooperation for the Development of Private Sector (ICD) organized a webinar entitled: "Islamic Finance: financing instruments and development perspective in sub-Saharan Africa", on 06 June 2017.

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