MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 176 Newsletter | 02/2018

SMEs provide opportunity for Africa to grow its debt market
by Kelsey Tanner, Senior Private Equity Analyst, RisCura

Investments into private firms in Africa are funded by a relatively low proportion of debt compared to equity, especially in contrast to developed markets, where debt is more readily available and affordable. This is according to RisCura’s latest private equity update of its Bright Africa report... Read more.

In Focus

Leveraging African Pension Funds for Housing Finance Webinar Series

Webinar 1 - African Pension Funds and Housing: Opportunities and Challenges
22 February 2018 | 01:00pm GMT


Making Finance Work for Africa and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF) are pleased to present a webinar on "African Pension Funds and Housing: Opportunities and Challenges" on February 22, 2018 at 13H GMT. The webinar will provide an overview of the pensions industry in key African markets in terms of assets under management, regulation, and investment portfolios with a focus on housing. Register Now!

Blockchain Africa Conference 2018
08.03.2018 - 09.03.2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Islamic Finance News (IFN) World Leaders Summit 2018
11.03.2018 | Dubai, UAE

Fourth Annual Cross Border Remittances and Money Transfers Conference 2018
14.03.2018 - 15.03.2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa

MFW4A partners with AUHF, CAHF, IFC and CRRH-UEMOA to build capacity of the Mortgage Finance Industry


"Building viable and sustainable housing finance operations across the value chain and to all income segments in Africa"

  • The workshop brought over 40 executives of state agencies and commercial banks from 15 African countries. Through presentations, group exercises and case studies, participants explored the opportunities and challenges of building viable and sustainable housing finance operations in Africa. David Ashiagbor, MFW4A Coordinator, said “Africa’s mortgage markets are constrained by inadequate and often complex land management systems in addition to a general lack of long term funding. This workshop will better equip participants to structure products in partnership with institutions like CRRH, IFC, the AfDB and property developers”. Read the full Press Release.

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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