MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 77 Newsletter | 06/2013

New Insights into the Financial Behaviour of Men and Women in Six African Countries

Financial exclusion in Africa is high, but financial exclusion of African women is even higher: While about one third of the population is completely excluded from the financial sector in Botswana, Namibia and Uganda, this figure amounts to more than half of the population in Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia – and in all six countries more women than men do not have access to services such as bank accounts or payments. Read more.

17.06.2013 | European Investment Bank to invest in SMEs of the Maghreb region
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest €20 million in the “North Africa Venture Capital Fund II”, managed by Capital Invest and dedicated to investment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Maghreb region.

17.06.2013 | SG Ghana partners with PROPARCO to set up a €7.5 million credit facility
Finance Institution PROPARCO to support its client’s growth with long-term resources.  

14.06.2013 | DRC: The third edition of the Access to Finance Forum will be held on June 22nd  
The Executive Director of the Fund for Financial Inclusion (FPM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced on Monday that the third edition of the Access to Finance Forum will be held in Kinshasa on June 22nd. 

Promoting women’s financial inclusion: A toolkit
M. Napier, C. Melamed, G. Taylor, T. Jaeggi| GIZ/BMZ, DFID| 2013    

Collateral Registries for Movable Assets: does their introduction spur firms’ access to bank finance?   
I. Love, M.S.M. Peria, S. Singh| The World Bank| 2013   

Beyond Slogans: Good Practices in Promoting Microinsurance Products 
N.R. Lee, J.M. Solana | ILO | 2013

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

2013 AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa   
10.07.2013 – 11.07.2013 | Accra, Ghana    

6th African Microfinance Conference   
13.08.2013 – 15.08.2013 | Durban, South Africa

MFW4A Yearly Report 2012

The report presents the activities conducted by the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat 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.

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.

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