MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 92 Newsletter | 02/2014

From the Periphery to the Center: Africa as the Growth Market for Factoring

The immense contribution that factoring can make to small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) is the primary reason that has made this financing tool one of the most attractive to businesses across the world. Unfortunately, Africa has remained on the fringes of the factoring movement until recently. In 2012, Africa accounted for only 1.2 per cent of the €2 trillion world factoring transactions, with activities being recorded in only four countries - South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. Read More.

15.02.2014 | Nigeria: Central Bank releases framework for mortgage refinance companies
The Central Bank of Nigeria has released a regulatory and supervisory framework
for the operations of a Mortgage Refinance Company (MRC).

14.02.2014 | Zimbabwe: Mobile Money Transfer Association Formed
An association has been formed to bring together agencies dealing with mobile phone money transfers - the Mobile Money Transfer Agents Association of Zimbabwe (MMTAAZ).

11.01.2014 | Record year for African private equity
Four billion dollars' worth of private equity was dealt in Africa in 2013, four times more than the 2012 amount.

Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Business Model for Advancing Access to Finance
J. Earne. T. Jansson, A. Koning et al. | CGAP, IFC | 2014

Guidebook on African Commodity and Derivatives Exchanges
C.A. Mbeng Mezui, L. Rutten et al. | AfDB | 2014

Government debt issuance: issues for central banks
S. Vajs | Bank for International Settlements | 2014



The 8th International Takaful Summit 2014
25.02.2014 - 26.02.2014 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bonds & Loans Africa
26.02.2014 - 27.02.2014 | Cape Town, South Africa

Propelling Economic Development through Functional Agricultural Value Chain Financing Models
26.02.2014 - 28.02.2014 | Lagos, Nigeria

Register for the 2014 MFW4A Partnership Forum - New Frontiers in African Finance - June 10-12, Dakar, Senegal.
A unique opportunity to engage in challenging and provocative discussions, and explore innovative approaches to addressing current financial sector development issues in Africa.
Visit the 2014 Forum webpage.

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.

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).

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
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