JAMBO FUND: The Gateway to Africa’s inclusive growth

Post on 01/06/2017 https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/6275982994779971584
The line announcing JAMBO (Swahili salutation) got hundreds of clicks and here I congratulate those who kindly showed interest and commented on. Below, the key questions.

Africa has made the headlines, again, as a Continent of opportunities, since President Obama’s announcement $ 2.5 billion Programme Power Africa Initiative, while visiting the Continent in 2013.
We found out it very attractive Africapitalism, Mr.Elumelu – Nigerian tycoon and banker – idea (2014) on how to promote African entrepreneurial spirit: “There are some areas — flood disasters, for instance — where you must give charity. But I think the charity approach to solving other issues must be reassessed. It’s all about sustainability; it’s all about self-reliance”.

The demographic trend is the basic data to look at, to catch the economic development’s challenges. According to UN, Africa’s population has been exploding and the unemployment rate among youngsters is alarming; the Continent shall see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050. That’s an expected growth of 42 million people every year”. The importance and the implications of above data don’t need to be emphasised.

The FUND will provide financial resources to Underserved Customers, as per Basel III financial inclusion’s definition, namely, the small and medium business that are the backbone of the countries’ economy. It will do it by assisting (parallel objective) MFI/Finance Providers to achieving a performing position in the market, in the projection that the sector will face challenges in the following three big areas: UNDERCAPITALIZATION, DIGITALISATION and MANAGEMENT.

Document table of contents
JAMBO FUND FOR AFRICA
The gateway to inclusive growth
PART ONE

Forward 3
1. Africa’s development outlook 3
2. Towards Africa’s inclusive growth 5
2.1 FSD Africa, Africapitalism, Creating Shared Value, Microfinance 6
2.2 Re-thinking the role of the actors 7
3. Findings 9
4. Conclusions 9
4.1 Fostering an emerging demand for 9
4.2 Re- frame the field activities 10
4.3 Private investors’ commitment 11
4.4 New style of management 13
4.5 Re-design the entire architecture for Underserved Customers14
4.6 Restructuring microfinance sector: the next frontier
PART TWO
5.JAMBO FUND HIGHLIGHT 18
6. The reasoning behind JAMBO FUND 19
6.1 JAMBO isn’t business as usual 21
6.2 Justifications 22
6.3 Assumptions and Conditions 23
6.4 Where and how to start 23
6.5 Which type of FUND? 24
SLIDES FOR DISCUSSION WITH INVESTORS
Slide 1 – Market assessment 25
Slide 2 – Risk Fund components 26,27
Slide 3 – Market as a determinant factor for dec
ision-making process 28
Slide 4 – Loan package 28
Slide 5 – Type of loan 29
Slide 6 – Eligibility criteria 29
TOPICS TO FINALISE 30
– Institutional setting and functioning
– Memorandum of understanding with Finance Providers
– Rules and instructions for the FUND’s Operations
– Formats and Procedures for assessing financial requests – Models
Slide 7 – Tentative timetable for establishing JAMBO Fund 31
6.6 Why JAMBO is the market solution 32 6.7 New avenues for development finance issues 37

Figures and Box in the text
Figure 1 – Financial inclusion via market segmentation 12
Figure 2 – Inclusive growth via business approach 20
Box 1 – Social performance’s function 8

List of references

We have finished the job and are ready for comments, inquiries and feedback from truly interested Firms, Private Investors, Institutions, Donors, Funding Agencies, Organisations, etc. and provide them with the Project-Document: graziosiascanio@aol.com

Author: graziosiascanio

I am doctor in Economics. I am based in London (+44 7943286549) and Rome (+39 3273211887). I do have a banking background and specialization in Microfinance, Project Management-Monitoring-Evaluation, Risk Fund. I have accumulated more than 30 years of experience in 28 Countries and collaborated with the major international development organizations such as World Bank Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Italian Co-operation, European Union, Danish Cooperation, FAO, UNDP and Others in East Europe, Caribbean, Central Asia and Africa.
 SERVICES
- Investment Advisor
- Design, Manage, Evaluate Credit Projects Financial inclusion - Trust Funds - Guarantee Funds
- SME financing & Private Sector Development
- Association in submission Tenders dossiers & EOI
- Assist MFI decision makers to understand situations and take action
- Project Management & Evaluation
- Drafting Technical proposals & Methodologies
- Review and revision MFI strategy & Management
- Investigation for markets opportunities 
- Design credit models & Launch new products
- Capacity building, Business development, Financial inclusion
- Downscaling & Up scaling operations
- Backstopping position to follow-up multiple field activities
- Training Managers & Field staff. I launched the Service A PROJECT FOR MFI DECISION MAKERS. enquiry: graziosiascanio@aol.com I am Founder and Owner of 2030 FINANCIAl INCLUSION with LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4682884

2 thoughts on “JAMBO FUND: The Gateway to Africa’s inclusive growth”

  1. Je suis ingénieur d’état en génie civil , expert international , expert agronome , auditeur, arbitre en arbitrage commercial international, formateur international en médiation, arbitrage et génie civil en plus gérante d’un bureau d’études d’ingénierie et laboratoire d’essais et études geotechniques depuis 2001,j’ai bcp de compétences et d’expérience dans la gestion des projets.
    Pour cela j’ai un projet d’investissement très innovant et consiste à la construction expresse de bâtiment ( technique pollywall) , c’est une idée unique du genre et elle sera la première usine de production en Algérie et comme vous savez le marché de la construction est très promoteur et ça sera bénéfique sur plusieurs créneaux et un support économique et surtout très rentable.
    En ce moment j’ai pu avoir le terrain de mon projet il me manque seulement le financement pour l’installation de l’usine , je suis d’accord pour un éventuel partenariat.
    J’espère trouver une solution auprès de votre fondation pour concrétiser mon idée projet.
    Cordialement
    Boulenouar Fatiha

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