MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 164 Newsletter | 07/2017

Unlocking infrastructure potential in Africa: The role of sovereign wealth funds
by Seedwell Hove, Senior Macroeconomist, Quantum Global Research Lab

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are increasingly becoming major sources of finance in many countries. Commonly established from balance of payments surpluses, foreign currency reserves and fiscal surpluses, global SWF assets under management have grown rapidly in recent years... Read More.

Growth and financial inclusion: Where is Tanzania today?
by Bella Bird, Country Director, The World Bank

Two Tanzanian entrepreneurs: Hadiya and Mzuzi. Hadiya has built a successful micro-business taking advantage of mobile money services, including money transfers and savings products that are low cost and safe, as well as short term micro-loans. But Mzuzi, the owner of a small, 10-person enterprise, is facing a financial crisis... Read More.

In Focus

SAVE the date! MFW4A-CAHF Webinar Series on Housing Finance - 13 July 2017

WEBINAR 1 - Residential Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Affordable Housing
13 July 2017 | 1:00pm GMT


MFW4A and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) are pleased to launch a series of webinars on housing finance in Africa, starting on 13 July 2017. Join us to hear fresh and experience-led perspectives from experts who are playing a pivotal role in driving knowledge and understanding in the affordable housing market. Register now!

Save the date! 33rd AUHF Conference & AGM - 17 October 2017

This year's African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) Conference under the theme, "Engaging the Housing Value Chain for Growth", brings together key players in Africa's housing and housing finance industry to chart a way for the betterment of housing across the continent. Read more.

Fund for Rural Prosperity - 2017 Competition Now Open
by The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, a $50 million challenge fund, launched a new competition on 20 June 2017 to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa. Read More.

Reducing Costs and Scaling up UK to African Remittances Through Technology
DMA Global | FSD Africa

The Impact of Remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe
S. Truen, W. Jitsing, K. Kgaphola and al. | FinMark Trust

The International dimensions of macroprudential policies
P-R. Agénor, E. Kharroubi, L. Gambacorta et al. | BIS

40th Midi of microfinance and financial inclusion
05.07.2017 | Luxembourg

The Sovereign Investment Academy
10.07.2017 - 14.07.2017 | Milano, Italy

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

Bank Al Maghrib - IFC Satellite Seminar on Financial Inclusion
14.07.2017 | Marrakech, Morocco

MFW4A - EIB webinar

Islamic finance webinar series

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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