MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 183 Newsletter | 05/2018

Financial Education, The Key to the Development of African Capital Markets
by Emmanuel Zamblé, Expert-Consultant in Capital Markets

In recent decades, there has been a rapid increase in the number of stock exchanges on the African continent. In 1990, there were only eight stock exchanges (three in North Africa, and an additional five in the sub-Saharan region). That number grew to 18 by 2000, and finally to 29 today—including two regional stock exchanges in Abidjan and Libreville.


Following these consistent developments, each region of the continent now has at least one stock market, and should expect a corresponding boost to their respective economies. Unfortunately, the growing number of stock exchanges in the African region has not yielded the expected results... Read more.

In Focus

Leveraging African Pension Funds for Housing Finance Webinar Series - Second Session - 24 May 2018

Webinar 2 - Affordable Housing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
24 May 2018 | 01:00pm GMT

Making Finance Work for Africa and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF) are pleased to present a webinar on "Affordable Housing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities" on 24 May, 2018 at 13H00 GMT. The webinar will provide market insight and industry knowledge on the affordable housing market, as well as the opportunities available for pension funds to finance this asset from a housing financier’s perspective. Register Now!

Housing Market Dynamics in Africa
E. M. Bah, I. Faye, Z. F. Geh | Springer

AADFI Prudential Standards and Guidelines for DFIs
AADFI (Association of African Development Finance Institutions)

Female Smallholders in the Financial Inclusion Agenda
E. Hernandez, Y. Bin-Humam, R. Ciacci, N. Benni & S. Kaaria | CGAP

8th Global Housing Finance Conference
30.05.2018 - 01.06.2018 | Washington, D.C., US

AML-CFT: Regulation & Compliance
04.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 | Online

SWIFT African Regional Conference 2018
20.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 | Kigali, Rwanda

MFW4A at the AVCA's 15th Annual Conference in Morocco

  • Held this year in Marrakech and organized under the theme 'Championing Private Investments in Africa', the 15th AVCA conference benefitted from the attendance of the MFW4A Secretariat, which participated in a number of informal meetings, capacity building seminars, and a two-day workshop... Read more.

MFW4A & NSE Webinar: The final report is now available!

  • M-Akiba is a retail bond, issued by the Government of Kenya, designed to enhance financial inclusion.
  • To unpack and disseminate the best practices accumulated during the implementation of M-Akiba, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), alongside its partners, co-hosted a webinar entitled "Digital Transformation of African Capital Markets: The Case of M-Akiba" on Tuesday, May 08, 2018.  Read the report.


MFW4A invites individual consultants to indicate their interest to support our activities.

Financial Consultant to support the MFW4A Trade Finance Initiative
Deadline: 29 May 2018

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


Tel: (225)

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