MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 70 Newsletter | 03/2013

Studying MicroEnsure’s “Obra Pa” Insurance in Ghana

Helping low-income Africans to improve their ability to manage financial risks is a key component of sustainable development. Insurers, intermediaries and others around the continent have been working to develop and improve microinsurance products that offer both value for clients and a business case for insurers. This blog focuses on one such product offered by a microinsurance intermediary to help market vendors and others manage potential financial losses due to flooding. Read More.

11.03.2013 | BoT licenses two new credit bureaux
The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has licensed two private Credit Reference Bureaux (CRB), an official has revealed. Credit Info Tanzania and D&B Tanzania, both based in Dar es Salaam, received their license in December 2012.  


11.03.2013 | AfDB grants €308 million to the financing of SMEs in Africa 
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved on February 20th two loans of 200 million dollars (€54 million) each, which will support the trade finance activities of Ecobank Group and Standard Chartered in Africa. 

08.03.2013 | MFW4A to showcase donor's interventions in the mobile technology sector at the AITEC conference
Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) has announced it will host a consultative workshop on March 14th in Lagos, which will provide a common platform for the members of its Mobile Banking Donor Working Group (MB-DWG). 

Unlocking the Potential: Women and Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets 
GSMA, Visa, Bankable Frontier Associates | GSMA, Visa, Bankable Frontier Associates | 2013

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Room for Policy?
F. Boutin-Dufresne, S. Peña, et al. | IMF | 2013

Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Measures and Financial Inclusion
Financial Action Task Force | FATF, OECD | 2013

MFW4A Mobile Banking Donor Working Group: Consultative Workshop 
14.03.2013 | Lagos, Nigeria 

Global Money Week 2013
15.03.2013 - 21.03.2013 | Global 

Microfinance Risk Management Workshop
18.03.2013 - 20.03.2013 | Cairo, Egypt  

MFW4A Mobile Banking Donor Working Group (MB-DWG): Consultative Workshop
This week MFW4A is organizing a consultative workshop during the 2013 AITEC Conference, aimed at providing a common platform for development partners to showcase their interventions on Mobile Technology to increase Access to Finance in Africa.

Watch the new MFW4A animated presentation. 

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!

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
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