Making Finance Work for Africa showcases its upcoming flagship publication

Jun 08, 2011

The Making Finance work for Africa Partnership showcases its upcoming flagship publication “Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond” in a pre-launch event.

Seizing the opportunity presented by the African Development Bank Annual Meetings taking place this week, MFW4A held a pre-launch event on Monday June 6 in Lisbon, moderated by the MFW4A secretariat coordinator Stefan Nalletamby, to garner interest for the work.
Issa Faye, one of four authors, presented the book’s executive summary, including key findings and policy recommendations, and, along with co-author Samuel Munzele Maimbo, held an open discussion with an audience of influential academics, development partner and stakeholder representatives. Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, Marilou Jane Uy, Sector Director for the Africa Region in the Financial and Private Sector Development Department of The World Bank, and Gabriela Braun, Program Coordinator at GIZ, speaking on behalf of BMZ, also spoke on the importance of the financial sector for Africa’s economic development and presented their views on the publication.
This new book, boasted as
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collaborative effort between the African Development Bank, the German Development Corporation and the World Bank, gathers new pan-African financial sector development knowledge, data and expertise in order to take stock of recent changes and review the long-term development performance and direction of African finance.
“Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond” is scheduled to be officially launched during the MFW4A Forum taking place this September in Addis Ababa.