LTF Initiative Partners
Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)
The Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) is an initiative to support the development of African financial sectors. It is conceived as a reference platform for advocacy, knowledge sharing and cooperation on financial sector development in Africa. MFW4A works to involve African governments, the private sector, and development partners in promoting financial sector development interventions across the continent, enhancing collaboration and maximizing developmental impact.
The MFW4A Secretariat was established as the executive arm of the Partnership and works to advance the goals of the Partnership. Operating as an independent entity, the Secretariat is hosted within the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. MFW4A Partners share a common vision of innovative, sustainable, competitive and diverse African financial systems, providing near universal access by 2030, and offering a full range of products and services for the continent.
Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa)
Established in 2012 and supported by UK aid, FSD Africa is a specialist development agency working to build and strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa. FSD Africa is incorporated as a non-profit company limited by guarantee in Kenya and is funded by UK aid from the UK government. It works to reduce poverty through a ‘market systems development’ approach, which means aiming to address the structural, underlying causes of poverty by improving how financial market systems function.
Programming at FSD Africa is designed to address systemic challenges within Africa’s financial markets by sparking large-scale and long-term change. Interventions are designed from the ground up to ensure that Africa’s financial markets better serve those most in need – today, and long after theprogramme ends.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)/ German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
With the support of its main commissioning party -the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)-, the GIZ is a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. It is working with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
Since it is a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to GIZ´swork. Together with partners in national governments worldwide and cooperation partners from the worlds of business, research and civil society, GIZ works flexibly to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.