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    Blog post | 21 December 2018 | Olivia Elliot

Is Cash No Longer King? A surge in the use of online remittance services

Africa | Digital finance services | Financial Systems | Remittances

Remittances are a pivotal, though often unseen, driver of economic growth across Africa, in particular having a positive pro-poor effect on health, education and human capital development. The continent’s remittance economy has grown quietly and organically, taking up...

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    Document | December 2018 | Cenfri

Where are the Flows? Exploring Barriers to Remittances in sub-Saharan Africa

Africa | Ethiopia | Ivory Coast | Nigeria | Uganda | Digital finance services | Financial Systems | Remittances

As part of FSD Africa’s Risk, Remittance and Integrity (RRI) Programme, Cenfri is producing a seven-part study series which seeks to provide an overview of the remittances market, gaps and barriers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), conclude on what is required to reduce...

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    Document | March 2018 | Elizabeth Kiamba

Women and Digital Financial Services

SSA | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion | Gender

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2018! Through our #PressforProgress campaign, we are proud to share information about our partnerships that are supporting women’s economic empowerment in a variety of ways. The Digital Frontiers Institute is a...

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    Blog post | 12 February 2018 | Desné Masie

Why it would be in everybody’s interests to regulate cryptocurrencies

Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion

There are growing calls for regulation of the cryptocurrency market, which is rapidly approaching a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. But there’s little agreement about the forms this should take. If the case for government regulation is strong, the case for a...

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