MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 76 Newsletter | 06/2013

Microinsurance in Africa: Dramatic growth but still challenges ahead!

The importance of risk management mechanisms and with it microinsurance has grown tremendously over the past couple of years. Whereas all different stakeholders involved in financial sector development have focused on credit in the earlier days and later on as well on savings and payments, nowadays insurance is generally mentioned at the same time with the more traditional financial services and products. Its importance for poor people’s lives and in the alleviation and prevention of poverty has been recognized widely. Read More.

30.05.2013 | IFC launches €300 million investment fund for SMEs in North Africa
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched an investment fund worth $400 million (€308.5 million) to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa.

29.05.2013 | AfDB and Commerzbank join forces to boost trade finance in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed on May 22nd an Fcfa50.7 billion (€77.3 million) Unfunded Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with Commerzbank in a bid to boost trade finance in Africa.

28.05.2013 | New €200 million credit line to support SMEs set up in Morocco
The Deposit and Management Office of Morocco (CDG) and the KfW Development Bank have signed a cooperation agreement this week regarding the establishment of a credit line to finance Moroccan small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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

The Finance and Growth Nexus Re-Examined: Do All Countries Benefit Equally?
A. Barajas, R. Chami, R. You | IMF | 2013   

Emerging Economy Business Cycles: Financial Integration and Terms of Trade Shocks
R. Bhattacharya, I. Patnaik, M. Pundit | IMF | 2013

Workshop on Experimental Design for Savings and Payments Research
20.06.2013 - 22.06.2013, Kampala, Uganda

Evidence on Innovations in Savings and Payments
24.06.2013 - 25.06.2013, Kampala, Uganda

6th African Microfinance Conference
13.08.2013 - 15.08.2013, Durban, South Africa

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.

MFW4A Yearly Report 2012

The report present's MFW4A's activities with reference to the key strategic goals set forth in the Partnership's three-year strategy for 2012-2014. The report further highlights significant outcomes during the year in promoting financial sector development in Africa.

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.

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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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