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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 30, 2019
The National Collateral Registry (NCR) has appealed to commercial banks in the country to accept movable assets as collateral to in
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…
May
21
Event
May 21, 2019
Global; Online
Join Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and GIZ SME Finance Task Force for a Webinar on SME Insurance entitled: "Unlocking risk management for enterprise…
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
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
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…
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…

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
Apr 01, 2019 | S. Buri, M. Van der Westhuizen, S. Heitmann | Mastercard Foundation, IFC
Apr 01, 2019 | M.N. Phuthego | FinMark Trust, MAP / UNCDF
Dec 31, 2018 | M. Ayyagari, T. Beck, M.S.M. Martinez Peria | IMF
Sep 30, 2018 | MasterCard Foundation, Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab | MasterCard Foundation, Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab
Sep 30, 2018 | International Trade Centre (ITC) | ITC