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SME Finance

MFW4A supports the design and delivery of the full range of financial and non-financial services for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The emphasis is on providing platforms for peer-to-peer exchange to identify and scale up innovative products that work.

NEWS & EVENTS

News
Apr 19, 2019
The African Development Bank will launch 17 new grant projects funded by the 
News
Apr 17, 2019
Jaiz Bank Plc yesterday secured a N3 billion credit facility from the Bank of Industry (BoI) for onward lending to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (…
News
Apr 17, 2019
Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women…
News
Apr 01, 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a commitment of USD 15 million with the SPE Africa Industrialization I Fund (AIF I), a generalist
News
Dec 03, 2018
The 5th Statutory Meeting of the Formal Regional Network of SMEs support agencies in WAEMU (SA-SME / UEMOA) was hosted by the Maison de l'Entreprise of Burkina…
News
Oct 29, 2018
The Trade Finance Division of the African Development Bank and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), have teamed up with the…
Oct
24
Event
Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018
Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 25-26 October, 2018 Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Windsor Hotel MFW4A and AfDB will convene with governmental authorities of the region, in addition to…
Oct
18
Event
Oct 18, 2018
Global, Online
Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), in partnership with Economists from the World Bank, is pleased to present a webinar titled ''Interest Rate Caps in…
Oct
21
Event
Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Open to all microfinance practitioners and other related sectors, the SAM aims to become a common African platform that offers a true framework for discussion…
Oct
07
Event
Oct 07, 2019 - Oct 09, 2019
Netherlands
Globally, some of the largest and fastest growing SME financiers may not have started as banks. From tech companies, logistics firms, commodities traders, and…
Jan
23
Event
Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019
Istanbul, Turkey
Close to 200 senior microfinance practitioners all over the globe will meet to discuss, network and understand the main challenges the industry is facing at…
Nov
28
Event
Nov 28, 2018
Dusseldorf, Germany
The African Investment Day (DE) is the first event exclusively panelled by experts from the continent and dedicated to open and develop strong trade and…

Blog

In the context of EIB’s Africa Day, the EIB in partnership this year with UNIDO, officially launched its study of banking in Africa on Thursday…
Private equity funds in Africa are increasingly investing in early-stage businesses in the search for earnings growth. This is partially driven…

Publications

Apr 01, 2019 | J. Anderson, R. Karuppusamy, P. Enrico et al. | CGAP
Dec 31, 2018 | M. Ayyagari, T. Beck, M.S.M. Martinez Peria | IMF
Sep 30, 2018 | International Trade Centre (ITC) | ITC
Sep 30, 2018 | MasterCard Foundation, Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab | MasterCard Foundation, Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab
Jul 23, 2018 | World Trade Organization (WTO)