Yearly Archives: 2019

230 posts

Nisir Microfinance: Gaining Momentum

By Aklile Tsige /ABN/ The World Bank estimates that more than 500 million people have directly or indirectly benefited from microfinance-related operations. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the larger World Bank Group, estimates that, as of 2014, more than 130 million people have directly benefited from microfinance-related operations. However, these operations are only […]

Unlocking Free Trade Area

By Teshome Fantahun /ABN/ The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area, outlined in the AfricanContinentalFreeTradeAgreement among 54 of the 55 AfricanUnion nations.[2] The free–tradearea is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization.The agreement was […]