MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 87 Newsletter | 11/2013

Are there easier paths to mobile money?

Let me say again that I see a huge gap between the potential of new electronic channels and the results that are being observed on the ground. Much as we might convince ourselves of the inexorable logic of bringing financial services to the corner shop near where people live (agent banking) and right onto their hands (mobile money), what I see as I visit country after developing country is too much effort and too many resources being expended in entirely sub-scale operations. Must getting there feel so hard? Read More.

25.11.2013 | West African banks to offer a range of free services in 2014
New measures are expected to come into force next year to reduce the pricing of banking services within the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

25.11.2013 | Nigeria's central bank blacklists issuers of fraudulent cheques
Any individual or organisation that issues bounced or dishonoured cheques on three occasions will be blacklisted and barred from the banking system, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) warned on Wednesday (November 20th).


22.11.2013 | Standard & Poor's upgrades the credit rating of four Egyptian banks
International credit agency Standard & Poor's (S&P's) upgraded its ratings on four Egyptian banks on Monday (November 18th).

Agricultural Finance Yearbook 2012 - Transformation of the Agricultural Sector: The Critical Role of Agricultural Finance
R. Roberts, R. Ocaya | Bank of Uganda, MAAIF | 2013

Islamic Finance and Financial Inclusion: Measuring Use of and Demand for Formal Financial Services among Muslim Adults
A. Demirguc-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Randall | The World Bank | 2013

Seizing the Moment: On the Road to Financial Inclusion
Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion | 2013

ASEA 17th Annual Conference
01.12.2013 - 04.12.2013 | Abidjan, Ivory Coast

1st African Microfinance Week
02.12.2013 - 06.12.2013 | Arusha, Tanzania

The 4th Annual SuperReturn Africa
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. 

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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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