MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 88 Newsletter | 12/2013

Financial Sector Policy in Practice: Benchmarking Financial Sector Strategies around the World

The recent financial crisis has heightened attention to the links between the financial systems and the real economy. Policy makers, especially in developing countries, have expressed a greater degree of interest in the design, development, and implementation of national strategies for developing the financial sector. Equally, policy makers have increased their investment in reporting on financial sector stability and are making greater efforts to link financial sector performance and risks to the real economy. Read More.


New Website to Reveal African Bond Market Activity

The African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) was launched by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in its effort to strengthen African Domestic Debt Markets. Since its inception, AFMI continues to grow in its role as a hub for the collection and dissemination of information on African Bond Markets. In addition to its existing knowledge products, AFMI has issued the first in a series of bi-monthly newsletters featuring topical issues on African Debt Markets. To subscribe to the newsletter or read the web version please follow the link AFMI Newsletter. To view AFMI's newly redesigned website visit:

09.12.2013 | Islamic Finance is striving in Senegal
Vulgarising Islamic finance will be the best way to guarantee this type of financing a promising future, according to the international consultant and Islamic finance expert Ahmed Ould Houédib, quoted in

09.12.2013 | Ethiopia: National Bank Launches New CORE Banking System
The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) is about to launch a new electronic system to streamline and facilitate payment processes.


06.12.2013 | Proparco is lending $50 million to Ecobank
Proparco, a subsidiary of the French Development Agency, has granted a $50 million (€36.8 million) loan to the pan-African banking group Ecobank.

Cracking the Nut: Improving Rural Livelihoods and Food Security Conference
13.01.2014 - 15.01.2014 | Kigali, Rwanda

4th Annual Middle East and Africa Insurance Summit
20.01.2014 - 21.01.2014 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

International Conference on Insurance and Reinsurance of Agricultural Risks 29.01.2014 - 30.01.2014 | Marrakech, Morocco

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
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