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    Event | 5 May, 2016 | Park Plaza Riverbank, London, United Kingdom

AFSIC 2016 – 4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference

SSA | Capital markets | Financial Inclusion | Financial literacy | Market Development Approach | SME finance | Trade finance

Now in its fourth year AFSIC (the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference) is Africa’s leading investment event for Africa’s financial services sector. Many of Africa’s most significant investors attend AFSIC with the objective of meeting banks, insurance...

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    Call for Proposal
    18 March 2016

EOI: Pan-African Financial Sector Development Specialists

SSA | Capital markets | Credit | Market Development Approach | Payments

FSDA is looking to build a panel of specialist advisers on whom it can call on for short term consultancy assignments or for draw-down (i.e. retained consultant) arrangements. This call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is aimed at pre-qualifying consultants so as to...

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    Document | January 2015 | James Copestake and Anne-Marie O’riordan

Challenge Funds in International Development: Definitions, Variations and Research Directions

Change management | Market Development Approach

The use of challenge funds to promote economic and social development continues to grow but has been the subject of relatively little research. This article draws on institutional economics (particularly principal-agent theory) to define challenge funds and review how...

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    Document | October 2013 | Overseas Development Institute

Understanding Challenge Funds

Change management | Market Development Approach

Challenge funds are seen as an innovative and versatile financing mechanism for channelling public funds for development. A definition shared by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Canadian...

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