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Financial Services Development in Africa

IATI Identifier: GB-SC-SC030289-91143

Published on IATI
  • date_range Mar 14, 1016 - Jul 31, 2016
  • autorenew Finalisation (Status)

The Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach hinges on facilitation, rather than direct implementation, and as such, represents a radical shift in how donors envision and how development actors interact with financial systems. Although the theoretical frameworks for this approach are well developed, there is a comparative lack of detailed analysis regarding application in the financial sector.Significant questions remain how to apply M4P frameworks and tactics to fragile and conflict-affected states or conflict-affected regions within specific countries (i.e. Kenya and Uganda). Recognizing the large number of underserved populations and untapped potential, FSD Africa and forward-thinking donors are looking to explore the relevance and applicability of using a M4P approach for financial sector development in FCAS. Mercy Corps will provide guidance to FSDA on different approaches required between ‘fragile’ and ‘conflicted-affected’, and appropriate and realistic financial sector interventions in different stages of conflict: rapid on-set, active, latent, post-conflict and during the unpredictable casual chains between states of conflict as a crisis’s stabilizes or expands. We will also explore different strategy and tactics between conflict typologies (i.e. epidemic or climate-led, ethnic or political instability. Deliverables include a think piece and four complementary mini-studies on financial sector development work in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) in Africa.

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Sectors:
  • Reporting Organisation

Participating Organisations

Mercy Corps Europe International NGO Implementing
Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) Government Implementing
DFID Government Funding

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider
Receiver
Type Date
14,180 GBP DFID MERCY CORPS EUROPE Incoming Funds
date_range Nov 30, 2016
12,180 GBP MERECY CORPS EUROPE Receiver N/A Expenditure
date_range Sep 30, 2016
17,600 GBP MERECY CORPS EUROPE Receiver N/A Expenditure
date_range Jun 30, 2016
7,800 GBP DFID MERCY CORPS EUROPE Incoming Funds
date_range Jun 30, 2016
7,800 GBP DFID MERCY CORPS EUROPE Incoming Funds
date_range Mar 31, 2016
29,780 GBP Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA)/DFID MERCY CORPS EUROPE Commitment
date_range Feb 14, 2016

Budget

42,588 USD
  • 29,780 GBP (Valued at Mar 14, 2016)
    date_range Mar 14, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016
access_time Updated on May 10, 2018 09:59:01
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