MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 85 Newsletter | 10/2013

Making Finance Work for Africa brings together public and private financial sector actors from the CEMAC zone in N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena, October 28, 2013 - The Partnership Secretariat Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), with the agreement of the Government of Chad and the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Chad field office, organised a regional dissemination workshop of the French publication "Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond", and a dialogue on financial sector development in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and Chad, in N'Djamena on 24th and 25th October 2013. With the banking rate very low (10%) and a market capitalisation of less than 1% of GDP, the financial sector of the CEMAC countries is among the least developed in the continent. Read More.

Smelling the Coffee

All of us are working hard to help the world be a better place.

In the agriculture sector we work every day to develop innovative means of financing agriculture, growing crops, and getting them to market, new ways to assist the poor break the traps of poverty and illiteracy. We combine these activities with double, triple, and quadruple bottom line measurements that seek to, notably, protect the environment, help minorities and empower those that we feel need to be empowered.

Additionally, we have taken on the issues of risk mitigation, power, transport, water, storage, new seeds, new crops, new pesticides and herbicides, microfinance, rural finance, family financial services, literacy and numeracy, to name but a few. And yet we are still far from done in terms of achieving our objectives. Read More.

28.10.2013 | ECOWAS' heads of state meet to strengthen economic integration
An extraordinary summit brought together the heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last Friday. 

25.10.2013 | Microcredit program helps a million Beninese people getting out of poverty
The "micro-loans to the poor" scheme has helped over a million people getting out of poverty, said Thibaut Assogba, research professor of economics at Cononou, quoted by Xinhua news agency.

25.10.2013 | Low level of financial literacy causes low insurance penetration in Nigeria, says Insurance Commissioner
The persistence of a low level financial literacy is the cause of the low insurance penetration in Nigeria, according to Commissioner for Insurance Fola Daniel. 

Mobile Money and Digital Payments Global
05.11.2013 - 07.11.2013 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Tanzania 2013
11.11.2013 - 22.11.2013 | Arusha, Tanzania


9th International Microinsurance Conference 2013
12.11.2013 - 14.11.2013 | Jakarta, Indonesia

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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