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Eastern and Southern Africa Financial Sector Dialogue - Full Report

Jul 29, 2019

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) convened a Financial Sector Dialogue in Nairobi, Kenya, from 25 to 26 October 2018 to assess the state of play and progress made by Eastern and Southern African countries in support of deepening and broadening the financial sector. The dialogue also aims to address constraints that prevent the financial sector from fully playing its role as a catalyst for growth and in supporting economic and social development objectives, both at the national and regional levels. Among other major outcomes, it is expected that discussions will provide the Bank with relevant information and data to support its 2020-2025 strategy. This high-level meeting was attended by government officials, donors, multilateral financial institutions and the relevant private sector stakeholders. Discussions around 7 thematics highlighted progress, challenges, and opportunities of the
regions’ financial sector.