Browsing: Making Finance Work for Africa

  • Tanzania has went through significant changes in its pension schemes over the past years
  • Pension funds have becomes a useful tool in the wake of the pandemic
  • Nigeria,Kenya, Namibia, Bostwana and Mauritius demonstrate serious activity in pension fund growth

Pension funds are now an instrumental tool in the economy across Africa that play a major role in building long-term finance and capital markets, through mobilization and allocation of stable and long-term savings to support investment, according to Making Finance Work for Africa. 

In a nutshell, according to Corporate Finance Institute, the pension fund is an endowment that accumulates capital to be paid out as a pension for employees when they retire at the end of their careers. 

In countries such as Tanzania, where pension funds are part of government lending, contributing at least 11.4 per cent of total investment by March 31, 2019, there is a glimpse of hope that