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Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 75 Newsletter | 05/2013

Early Warning Systems and Banking Crises in Low Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

The global financial crisis has stimulated renewed interest among academics and policymakers in early warning systems (EWSs) or models able to provide risk alerts on the potential for systemic banking crises on an objective and systematic basis. Most of the attention has been devoted to advanced economies, which have been at the epicentre of the recent turmoil. With the notable exception of the IMF, which has recently initiated a research program aimed at enhancing its financial sector surveillance framework, low income countries (LICs), particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), have not been explored as of late. Read More.

20.05.2013 | Identity card payment soon available in Nigeria 
It will soon be possible to pay with an identity card in Nigeria, MasterCard announced at the African edition of the World Economic Forum, which took place in Cape Town last week.

20.05.2013 | Liberia to strengthen financial accountability
The Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) have entered into a partnership, which will help strengthen the financial sector in the country, a World Bank official has revealed.

17.05.2013 | The BOAD invests €1.5 million in the microfinance institution Asusu SA in Niger   
The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has signed an Fcfa1 billion (€ 1.5 million) financing agreement with the Microfinance Institution Asusu SA. 

2012: The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa
M. J. McCord, R. Steinmann, et al. | MFW4A, GIZ, Munich Re Foundation | 2013    

Capital Market Development in North Africa: Current Status and Future Potential   
AfDB | AfDB| 2013   

Financial Inclusion and Legal Discrimination Against Women: Evidence from Developing Countries
A. Demirgüç-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer | The World Bank | 2013   

40th African Insurance Organisation Conference and General Assembly
26.05.2013 – 29.05.2013 | Cairo, Egypt   

MFW4A Advisory Council Meeting 2013   
29.05.2013 | Marrakesh, Morocco    

The Maghreb Financial Sector Dialogue   
29.05.2013 | Marrakesh, Morocco

Access the new Stakeholder Engagement Web Portal for further information on MFW4A's engagement activities with African financial sector stakeholders. 

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.

Visit the MFW4A online Donor Projects Database (DPD).

Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond

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