MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 66 Newsletter | 01/2013

Private Equity in Africa: Between a rock and a hard place 

Private equity investment in Africa has been a hot discussion point in the global financial industry in recent times. This has been spurred by the continent's mouth-watering growth prospects, and obvious low correlation in the developed world - which has suffered a shortage in growth opportunities. This has undoubtedly been good news for private equity fund managers in Africa. The spotlight on the industry means managers are now speaking to a slightly wider investor base, some of which have little knowledge of Africa. Read more


14.01.2013 | Rwanda sees growth in Saccos market 
The Rwanda Cooperative Agency  (RCA) is hoping recent growth in the Savings and Credit Cooperatives market (SACCOs) can be sustained in the future. 

12.01.2013 | Kenyan remittances continue to rise 
An increase in the amount of money being sent to Kenya by citizens residing overseas went up towards the end of last year, new figures have revealed. 

11.01.2013 | The ICD settles in Benin and Mali
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the private sector (ICD) is coming to Benin and Mali, following lengthy negotiations with the countries' authorities. 

3rd Annual Microinsurance Conference
22.01.2013 - 24.01.2013 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable
23.01.2013 | Luxembourg

Workshop: Advancing Women Entrepreneurs 
18.02.2013 - 19.02.2013 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Access the Landscaping Microinsurance in Africa Map which provides up-to-date data on microinsurance providers, products, distribution channels, and market trends.

Access here the African Financial Sector Development Stakeholder Profile Catalogue which features factsheets of strategic African stakeholders and key shapers of FSD across the continent.

Visit the MFW4A online Donor Projects Database (DPD).




Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond

"Financing Africa" is a landmark study on the financial sector in Africa.

Discover what the international press reports on Africa's financial sectors in our weekly Press Digest - now publicly available on the MFW4A website!

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