Long-Term Finance Back

Developing a Local Institutional Investor Base

MFW4A plays an important role in unlocking domestic institutional capital for long-term investment on the continent. We support the development of products adapted to the needs of African institutional investors across all sectors (infrastructure, housing, enterprise finance) and asset classes (bonds, private equity, etc.).


Apr 15, 2019
The Managing Director, Sigma Pensions, Dave Uduanu has called for an increased ethical investment as a means to aide financial inclusion nationwide.
Mar 19, 2019
Last week, in Côte d’Ivoire, the public treasury launched an online banking app named e-banktresor. According to the Treasury's central accounting agency (…
Jan 10, 2019
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has announced an 11 per cent increase in monthly pension payments for this year.
Jan 08, 2019
Government says some GHC 2 billion approved for some five local banks is only to support their recapitalization and must not be classified as a bailout…
Mar 05, 2019
Over 70 participants attended this key event providing the ideal opportunity for domestic financial institutions and regional/international DFIs to build up…
Feb 27, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Tunis, Tunisia
As part of their series of regional financial sector policy dialogue and stakeholders’ consultation workshop in Africa, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)…
Feb 04, 2019
The third dialogue focusing on Central Africa financial sector took place on 29 and 30 January 2019 in Libreville, Gabon, and mobilized more than 70…
Jan 29, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019
Libreville, Gabon
The Making Finance Work for Africa Secretariat (MFW4A) and the African Development Bank  (AfDB) organized in the second half of 2018 two regional Financial…
Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Nairobi, Kenya
This summit is a two-day event focused on converging a global network of stakeholders of the affordable housing sector. AHIS aims to initiate a dialogue around…


This blog benefited from the comments of the MFW4A Coordinator, David Ashiagbor. New figures from the African Development Bank estimates that…
Investments into private firms in Africa are funded by a relatively low proportion of debt compared to equity, especially in contrast to…

Strategic Partners

We are a multi-donor initiative with a strong partnership and collaborative mindset. We work with a variety of local, regional, and international institutions, both public and private, in order to achieve our mission to develop the African financial systems. Below is a summary of the institutions we work with to unlock domestic institutional capital for long-term investment on the continent in Africa.