MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 177 Newsletter | 02/2018

Mining the gap: Financial inclusion and gender: The importance of data for closing the financial inclusion gender gap
by Brittney Dudar, i2i

The 2014 Global Findex Report identified that in developing economies, women are 9% less likely to be formally banked than men, with 59% of men and 50% of women having bank accounts.

The financial inclusion community is actively addressing this gap, but there is limited data available on the gender dynamics of financial inclusion that can offer insights into how to address it. However, there are some data sources that shed light on this problem and offer insight into which interventions, products and services may be particularly effective in improving women’s financial lives across the developing world, where sizable gender gaps in financial inclusion prevent women from full economic participation... Read more.

In Focus

Save the Date! MFW4A Webinar Series on Islamic Finance - 13 March 2018

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) is collaborating with the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) to present a webinar themed "Islamic Finance: Enhancing Financial Inclusion in Africa" on March 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am GMT. The session is the third of a four-part series on the prospects of Islamic Finance in Africa and the challenges associated with its development on the continent. Read more.

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


Local Currency Bond Markets Conference

08.03.2018 - 09.03.2018 | Pretoria, 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

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), are hosting a webinar themed "Overcoming Challenges of Trade Finance in Africa" on 21st March 2018. The webinar will serve to kick start the MFW4A Trade Finance Initiative; a collaborative effort between BMZ/GIZ and the AfDB. Read more

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