MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 79 Newsletter | 07/2013

Reflections on the Drivers and Development Prospects of African Stock Markets

Recent press reports have commented on the limitations of the stock markets in Francophone Africa, underlining their low levels development compared to their Anglophone counterparts. These reports further draw some form of a causal link between language and financial sector development. There is no doubt that the most dynamic African stock markets are located in the Anglophone countries. However, there is a need for a deeper analysis of the discourse that defines the relationship between the use of language and the development of financial markets. Read More


15.07.2013 | EIB to invest €9bn by 2020 in ACP countries
Nine billion: that’s the amount that the European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest in the countries of the ACP region (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) by 2020, in partnership with the Investment Facility ACP.  

12.07.2013 | Nigeria: CBN to map all financial access points
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched on Monday a geographic information system (GIS) mapping all financial access points in Nigeria.  

11.07.2013 | The AfDB and SONIBANK join forces to support the private sector in Niger
Niger’s Bank Corporation SONIBANK signed on Monday in Niamey a financing agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the granting of a €13 million credit line. 

6th African Microfinance Conference
12.08.2013 – 15.08.2013 | Durban, South Africa   

IOPS/RBA/MFW4A Workshop: Strengthening Pension Systems in Africa through Effective Supervision   
04.09.2013 – 05.09.2013 | Nairobi, Kenya    

African Union for Housing Finance Annual Conference
11.09.2013 – 13.09.2013 | Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius

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.

Visit the MFW4A online Donor Projects Database (DPD).

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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