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    News Item | 4 May 2019

CMA, FSD Africa and CISI partner to introduce CISI market certification program and strengthen Rwanda’s capital market

Rwanda | Capital markets | Capital Markets Development | Long-Term Finance | Policy and regulation | Skills development

 The Capital Market Authority, Rwanda (CMA Rwanda) announced on Thursday 25th April that it has formed a partnership with the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) to launch a qualifications-led...

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    Blog post | 27 April 2018 | Roland Amoah, Bankable Frontier Associates

Are refugees viable customers for banks?

Rwanda | Refugee Finance

Refugees are not an obvious customer segment for financial service providers (FSPs). It is not hard to see why: in a world where refugees are too often portrayed as very poor, vulnerable, with few tangible assets and little stability, where are the incentives to enter...

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    Document | March 2018 | FSD Africa, Access to Finance Rwanda, UNHCR Rwanda & BFA Global

Refugees and Their Money: Assessing the Business Case for Providing Financial Services to Refugees

Rwanda | Refugee Finance

Refugees have a strong need for comprehensive financial services to support their livelihoods. Refugees, like other relatively low-income segments, need: savings or transaction accounts to safely store their income and minimise the risk of theft; loan products to support...

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    Document | March 2018 | Elizabeth Kiamba

Building Women’s Skills and Capacity

Kenya | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2018! Through our #PressforProgress campaign, we are proud to share information about our partnerships that are supporting women’s economic empowerment in a variety of ways. The Strathmore Business School (SBS) is a...

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    Document | March 2018 | Intellecap, EAVCA

Fintrek: Exploring New Frontiers in Fintech Investments in East Africa 2018

Ethiopia | Kenya | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda | Capital Markets Development | Fintech

FSD Africa in partnership with East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), Intellecap and FMO have published the findings of their sector study on the investment opportunities in FinTechs within East Africa. The report’s core explores the funding options...

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    News Item | 29 January 2017

A Regulatory and Policy Approach to Crowdfunding in East Africa

Africa | Kenya | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda | Capital markets | Financial Inclusion

East Africa is emerging as a hub for crowdfunding. However, there are no specific, bespoke regulations, or policies governing crowdfunding in East or South Africa, according to a new report published today by the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) in...

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    Call for Proposal
    13 January 2017

RFP for Pension Scheme Technical Advisor in Rwanda


Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) on behalf  of the Government of Rwanda, would like to procure services for a consultant to provide expert Technical Assistance (Pension, Insurance and related IT) for the implementation of a long term Saving/Pension Scheme for the country...

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    Blog post | 8 November 2016 | Kieran Garvey

Crowdfunding in East Africa: A Regulator-Led Approach to Market Development

Kenya | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda | Crowdfunding | Policy and regulation

Earlier in 2016, FSD Africa partnered with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and Anjarwalla & Khanna to conduct a regulatory review of different crowdfunding models across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. This project is now in its final stages and...

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