MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 80 Newsletter | 07/2013

Dear Readers,

We are now halfway through our three-year strategy. As we draw closer to the summer or winter break, it seems a good time to reflect on our achievements so far and how we look to position the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat for the future.

The Secretariat is committed to coordinating and aligning international donor efforts with the expressed needs of African stakeholders. Earlier this year, we facilitated discussions between members of the Agricultural and Rural Finance Donor Working Group (AgFin-DWG) and its counterpart, the Agricultural Finance Stakeholder Working Group (AFSWG). Read More.

29.07.2013 | Madagascar: Mobile banking use on the rise
Orange Madagascar has announced that m-banking users are on the rise, with a 50 percent annual increase in Orange Money subscribers.  

26.07.2013 | The AfDB invests $125 million for SME access to long-term financing in Africa
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on July 22nd a $125 million (€94.5 million) program dedicated to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.   

25.07.2013 | CREPMF develops a strategic plan to enhance the attractiveness of the WAMU market

The Regional Council for Public Savings and Financial Markets (CREPMF), which regulates and controls the regional financial market of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) has undertaken the development of a strategic plan covering the period of 2014-2021. 

Financial Access 2012: Getting to a More Comprehensive Picture
O.P. Ardic, K. Imboden, A. Latortue | CGAP, IFC | 2013    

Lessons Learned and Good practices in Health Microinsurance: A Guide for Practitioners
T. Chandani, D. Gerand | Microinsurance Network | 2013      


Foreign Investment in Local Currency Bonds - Considerations for Emerging Market Public Debt Managers
A. Sienaert | The World Bank | 2013

Financing Agriculture Forum 2013
20.08.2013 – 23.08.2013 | Colombo, Sri Lanka   


The School of African Microfinance Training 2013   
02.09.2013 – 09.09.2013 | Mombasa, Kenya

The 4th Annual SuperReturn Africa 2013
03.12.2013 – 05.12.2013 | Accra, Ghana

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!

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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