MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 186 Newsletter | 07/2018

Exploring the Implications of Basel III Liquidity Standards for Africa
by Alassane Diabaté, PhD Researcher, University of Limoges

(...) According to a 2015 Finafrique report, the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and members of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) are still migrating to Basel II, while Nigeria is already in compliance with Basel II standards.


Despite the slow progress, these countries nevertheless aspire to applying Basel III within their domestic financial markets. What might be the impact of these liquidity standards on African economies, and on their respective financial sectors?... Read more.

In Focus

MFW4A Workshop on "Closing the Trade Finance Gap for African SMEs" - The Event Report is Now Available!

Making Finance Work for Africa organized a Trade Finance Workshop in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 19-20 June, 2018.


The event brought together banks, financial institutions, and development partners to identify and investigate the barriers to bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa, with a focus on the specific challenges and solutions for small- and medium-sized enterprises. About 40 participants and specialists from Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Senegal ran the debates during these workshop sessions. Read more.

The Sovereign Investment Academy
09.07.2018 - 13.07.2018 | Milano, Italy

Global Sustainable Finance Conference
12.07.2018 - 13.07.2018 | Karlsruhe, Germany

AACB Annual Meetings
05.08.2018 - 09.08.2018 | Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

MFW4A-CAHF Webinar: The final report is available!

  • With the aim of collecting insights and perspectives related to the high interest rate cost of housing across the continent, Making Finance Work for Africa and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) organized a webinar, entitled "Lowering the high interest rate cost of housing finance in Africa," on 21 June, 2018. Read more about the report.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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