MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 73 Newsletter | 04/2013

Reshaping the Future of Finance

Poverty. How much of it can be avoided with simple financial skills? If there is anything we have learned over the years, it is that poor financial decision-making by the average economic citizen can be the foundation of financial crises and the root of poverty. The problem is that poor decision-making seems to be inherent in everybody – at least, that is what Economics Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman wrote. This is why the world needs to increase financial education and financial inclusion for individuals, when they are young and are still able to form positive financial habits. After all these youngsters are future leaders, investors, policy makers, and parents. Read More.


22.04.2013 | Burundi launches an investment fund for agriculture 
Burundi’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has launched a Competitive Investment Fund for Commodities (FIF) to improve the financing of agricultural producers.       

19.04.2013 | A protection scheme for small investors could be set up in Nigeria    
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has announced its intention to establish an explicit investor protection scheme to look after the interests of small investors in the capital market.    

18.04.2013 | Financial Sector Development in Africa: Experts meet in Dakar    
A workshop organised by the Partnership for Making Finance Work for Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the African Development Bank and the Central Bank of West African States has opened a dialogue on the development of the financial sector in Senegal.

Rwanda Financial Diaries: Understanding the Financial Lives and Product Needs of Rwanda’s Undeserved Consumers 
Bankable Frontier Associates, Ntare Insights | Bankable Frontier Associates, Ntare Insights | 2013    

ICT Uses for Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains   
C. Miller, V.N. Saroja, C. Linder | FAO| 2013   

Growing Africa – Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness   
The World Bank | The World Bank | 2013   

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Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond

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

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