MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 179 Newsletter | 03/2018

Solving the Puzzle of Responsible Exists in Impact Investing
by Hannah Dithrich, Research Associate, The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Impact investors are motivated by two primary objectives: to generate a financial return and to create positive social or environmental impact. But how do they balance these dual goals throughout the investment process, and specifically at exit? It’s no easy feat. Investors must consider what happens to impact when they exit an investment... Read more.

In Focus

Africa SME Finance Forum 2018

Register today for Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 and catch Early Bird special rates


Join leaders from banks, fintech companies, development finance institutions, and regulators at the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018. The conference will focus on how Africa is harnessing innovation to transform traditional banking industry. The action-packed event will include interactive sessions, study visits to high performing institutions, a B2B marketplace, fintech expo, and ample networking opportunities. Learn more and register before March 30, 2018 for the $200 early bird.

2016 - 2017 Report on the State of Housing Microfinance: Understanding the Business Case for Housing Microfinance
S. Prieto & E. Simmons | Habitat for Humanity International

How to Influence Decision Makers in Agricultural Finance
The Mastercard Foundation & Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab

Annual Impact Investor Survey
A. Mudaliar, H. Schiff, R. Bass & H. Dithrich | GIIN

8th Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference 2018
10.04.2018 - 11.04.2018 | Lagos, Nigeria

15th Annual AVCA Conference
22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018 | Marrakech, Morocco

East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018
24.04.2018 - 25.04.2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges - The MFW4A Webinar Report is out!

  • A Trade Finance webinar titled ‘Overcoming the Challenges of Trade Finance in Africa’ was held on March 21, 2018. The session, the first in a series of webinars on the topic, is an integral part of MFW4A’s work program in its 2018 -2020 strategy. The webinar specifically feeds into the MFW4A Trade Finance Initiative, a joint programme with BMZ/GIZ and the AfDB. Read the Report.


MFW4A invites individual consultants and consulting firms to indicate their interest to support its Partnership's activities.

Financial Sector Statistician Expert for the data collection and compilation of Long Term Financial indicators in Regional Member Countries
Deadline: 30 March 2018

Statistician for the data collection and compilation of Long Term Financial indicators in Regional Member Countries
Deadline: 30 March 2018

Workshop on Basel II and Basel III for senior staff of central banks and banking supervisory agencies
Deadline: 05 April 2018

Press Release

Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) 2018

  • The annual AFSIC, now in its 6th year, takes place 2-4th May in London. AFSIC attracts business leaders from across Africa, many of whom will be representing their countries in the new Country Focused networking sessions introduced this year. Read more.

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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