MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 67 Newsletter | 01/2013

African Infrastructure: Mobilizing Domestic Capital

Investing in and building out much needed infrastructure is one of the key challenges facing Africa. The task is vast and complex, but without making significant headway in meeting this challenge, Africa’s promising economic renaissance could be imperiled. Africa is enjoying the benefits of a decade long boom in commodity prices which has propelled economic growth. It is hard to imagine that this growth can be sustainable, or that its benefits can be broadly shared without investment in roads, rails, ports and maybe most importantly power. Read more.

28.01.2013 | Ethiopia enters partnership with an ICT company to improve financial inclusion
Kifiya, a leading ICT company in Ethiopia, has entered a partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to implement a new strategy designed to improve access to financial services in the country.  

25.01.2013 | Cameroon's government grants more than €30 million for the creation of an agricultural and SME bank 
A sum of Fcfa 20 billion (€30.5 million) has been released by the Cameroon's government to form the capital of two new financial institutions. 

23.01.2013 | Ghana: ATM Cards to be used for purchases 
Bank customers will soon be able to use their ATM cards to shop anywhere in Ghana, it has been announced. 

Bond Markets in Africa  
Y. Mu, P. Phelps, J.G. Stotsky | IMF | 2013

Bank Regulation and Supervision Around the World: A Crisis Update 
M. Čihák, A. Demirguc-Kunt, et al. | The World Bank | 2012

High Remittance Costs in Africa: Is Building Regulatory Capacity for Microfinance Institutions the Answer? 
B. Dia Kamgnia, V. Murinde | AfDB | 2012

2013 SMDP Ghana
11.03.2013 - 22.03.2013 | Accra, Ghana

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa 2013
13.03.2013 - 14.03.2013 | Lagos, Nigeria 

2nd International Conference on African Women Development 2013 
20.03.2013 - 24.03.2013 | Paris, France 

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 Housing Finance & Land Registries section which features the latest developments of this thematic area of focus.

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

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