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Financing For Development

Financing For Development

Tackling illicit financial flows, a matter of survival for Africa’s development

Addressing IFFs requires tackling imbalance in the international financial and trade systems, and confronting weak institutions
green recovery
Financing For Development

Africa urged to work for a green, resilient recovery from COVID-19

Countries should adopt policy measures that encourage green investments and SMEs
Designer Kiki Cardow adjusting a display at her boutique in Lagos, Nigeria. Panos/ Andrew Esiebo
Ecoma Alaga  and 
Financing For Development

Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen

Financing for women in Africa has remained stubbornly “micro”
Health workers clean hospital scrubs and protective gear at the Island Clinic for Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.   USAID/Morgana Wingard
Financing For Development

Billions now required to save depleted healthcare systems

Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure
Designer Kiki Cardow adjusting a display at her boutique in Lagos, Nigeria. Panos/ Andrew Esiebo
Ecoma Alaga  and 
Financing For Development

Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen

Financing for women in Africa has remained stubbornly “micro”
A MicroEnsure agent talks to microfinance clients about microinsurance at a group meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.  Alamy/David Dorey
Financing For Development

Microfinance: Good for the poor?

To lift the poor from poverty, create jobs, not loans, critics say
Wu Hongbo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic   and Social Development and the Secretary-General of the Financing for Development Conference.  UN Photo/Loey Felipe
Financing For Development

For development finance, there is no one-size-fits-all solution

Countries to choose targets best suited to local conditions
A partial view of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam under construction.   Reuters/T. Negeri
Financing For Development

Can Africa fund its own growth?

Mobilizing domestic resources is a key source of finance
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