MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 86 Newsletter | 11/2013

Financial sector research in Africa – looking forward

It is about two years ago that the AfDB, GIZ and World Bank published the Financing Africa book, a broad analysis of trends in Africa's financial systems, of gaps and challenges, and of different policy options. For researchers focused on Africa's financial systems, the past years have been exciting, with many different forms of innovations being introduced and assessed. But there have also been new challenges for analysts and policy makers alike, as I will lay out in the following. Read More.

Inaugural Meeting of the “WAEMU Formal Network of SME Support Agencies” held in Cotonou, Benin

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership Secretariat, in collaboration with the National Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of Benin (ANPME) organised the inaugural meeting of the "WAEMU Formal Network of Agencies" on October 30-31 in Cotonou, Benin.


H.E. Ms. Naomie Azaria Honhoui, Minister in charge of Trade and Commerce of the Republic of Benin, opened the meeting Read More

11.11.2013 | Nigeria: CBN chooses German company to roll out biometric scheme
German group Dermalos has been selected by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to capture bank customers' biometric data.

11.11.2013 | Mozambique: Commercial banks urged to lower interest rates
The Bank of Mozambique is concerned that commercial banks have not followed most of its recent cuts in interest rates.

08.11.2013 | African markets more vulnerable to financial crises, says IMF
The influx of foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa makes the continent more vulnerable to shocks on the international financial scene, according to the IMF.

Financial Inclusion in Africa
AfDB | AfDB | 2013

Banking in Africa
T. Beck, R. Cull | The World Bank | 2013

Keeping an Edge: What Will It Take in the Current Microfinance Context?
U. Sengupta, D. Dezso | The Seep Network | 2013

AFRACA AgriFinance Lessons Learnt Forum/Exhibition
20.11.2013 - 22.11.2013 | Dakar, Senegal

2013 IFN Africa Issuers & Investors Forum
24.11.2013 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

Our Support to the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in WAEMU 

The report presents the activities conducted by the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat with reference to the establishment of a Formal Network of SME Support Agencies in the WAEMU.  

Access the Stakeholder Engagement Web Portal for further information on MFW4A's engagement activities with African financial sector stakeholders. 

Watch the 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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Tel: (225) 20.26.39.53

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