MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 89 Newsletter | 01/2014

Movable collateral registries and firms' access to finance

To reduce asymmetric information problems associated with extending credit and increase the chances of loan repayment, banks typically require collateral from their borrowers. Movable assets - assets that are not affixed permanently to a building (e.g., equipment, receivables) - often account for most of the capital stock of private firms and comprise an especially large share for micro, small and medium-size enterprises. Hence, movable assets are the main type of collateral that firms, especially those in developing countries, can pledge to obtain bank financing. 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:

23.12.2013 | Sterling Bank gets licence for non-interest banking in Nigeria
Sterling Bank has received a licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide non-interest banking (NIB) services in Nigeria.

23.12.2013 | Ivory Coast: New €365 million bond planned for 2014
Ivory Coast is planning to issue a $500 million (€365.2 million) bond on the international financial markets next year, announced Chief of Staff of the Ivorian Prime Minister Ahoutou Emmanuel.

19.12.2013 | Kenya: €28.8 million to support SMEs
Chase Bank has signed a Sh3.4 billion (€28.8 million) agreement with development institution PROPARCO to create a credit facility designed to increase its lending capabilities to small and medium-sized enterprises in Kenya.

Mobile Phones and Microinsurance
P. Prashad, D. Saunders, A. Dalal | ILO | 2013

Empirical Analysis of Agricultural Credit in Africa: Any Role for Institutional Factors?
A. Salami, D. Felix Arawomo | AfDB | 2013

ASEA Yearbook 2013
ASEA | 2013

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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