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    News Item | 22 May 2019

ALCB Fund receives Baa2 rating from Moody’s

Development Capital | Investments | Long-Term Finance | Market Development

FSD Africa congratulates the African Local Currency Bond Fund on achieving a Baa2 rating from Moody’s, placing the Fund among the strongest credits in Africa. In awarding their rating, Moody’s highlights as contributory factors the Fund’s ample liquidity and the...

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    Blog post | 4 December 2017 | Martin Namasaka

10 Golden Rules for Disseminating Research

Africa | Market Development

A sound communication strategy is vital to any research, and the remittances research commissioned by (FSD Africa) and conducted by Developing Markets Associates (DMA) provides a great example of such a strategy. With over 25 media features, (including BBC Focus on...

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    Blog post | 30 November 2016 | Mark Napier

Harbingers of doom? Bank failures in Africa – how to interpret these

Africa | Financial Inclusion | Market Development | Policy and regulation | Savings

Yesterday, Zambia’s central bank announced it had taken over a commercial bank, Intermarket, after the latter failed to come up with the capital it needed to satisfy new minimum capital requirements. Three weeks ago, a Mozambican bank – Nosso Banco – had its...

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    Case Study | November 2016

The Growth of M-Shwari in Kenya – A Market Development Story

Kenya | Credit | Digital finance services | Market Development

M-Shwari (meaning ‘calm’ in Kiswahili) is a combined savings and loans product launched through a collabo­ration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. The M-Shwari account is issued by CBA but must be linked to an M-Pesa mobile money account...

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    Event | 18 September, 2016 | 9am - 5pm | Cape Town, South Africa

FSD Academy: M4P for Financial Sector Development in Africa

SSA | Market Development | Monitoring & Results Measurement

  Making Financial Markets Work for the Poor A 5-day training programme for FSDs Cape Town, South Africa: 18 – 23 September 2016 The challenge: How can FSDs improve financial market systems for businesses and for poor people? Improving the performance of the financial...

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