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Making Finance Work for Africa
Season's Greetings - Issue 173 Newsletter | 12/2017

Season's Greetings from the MFW4A Secretariat


Dear Subscriber,


As we move into the holiday season and the new year, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you, our valued subscriber for your continued commitment, support and encouragement during the year. 


We wish you a Happy and safe Holiday and a Prosperous 2018. The Newsletter will be back on 9th January 2018.


Yours Sincerely,

In Focus

MFW4A & RisCura Webinar - 13 December 2017 - Recording available!

The State of Private Equity Investment in Africa: The 2017 Bright Africa Report Findings


Making Finance Work for Africa & RisCura were pleased to launch a webinar on the State of Private Equity Investment in Africa. The webinar provided in-depth insights from the findings in the RisCura’s 2017 Bright Africa Report, while highlighting regional disparities including (counter-)performances of Private Equity on the continent. Download and listen to the recording here!

Four Challenges for Shifting from MFI to SME Finance
by Elodie Gouillat, Project Manager, GRET

As microfinance institutions (MFIs) have grown over the years and become more professional, some have begun to move into the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment. Many see this gradual transition to SME finance as a natural shift, as the MFIs follow their customers’ development/journey. In fact, this shift has been driven mainly by concerns to keep the best customers in a fiercely competitive market, expand business and lower operational costs... Read more.

4th Statutory Meeting of the MFW4A SME Supporting Agencies Network, SA-PME/UEMOA

  • The meeting showcased the results of a project in Mali called: “Hub-IT” implemented by the Centre du Secteur Privé (CSP) in partnership with the French NGO – Tech-Dev and MFW4A and funded by the AFD. MFW4A was invited to support funding mobilization efforts to expand the project and replicate it in other WAEMU countries. Read more.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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