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    Blog post | 9 June 2017

Cash is King for Africans Sending Money from the UK

SSA | Digital finance services | Policy and regulation

The way we stay in touch, do our shopping, and even the ways in which some of us find love, have all gone digital. Yet, for the vast majority of people sending money home to friends and family in Africa, they are still doing it the way they have always done it: in cash....

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    Blog post | 30 November 2016 | Mark Napier

Harbingers of doom? Bank failures in Africa – how to interpret these

Africa | Financial Inclusion | Market Development | Policy and regulation | Savings

Yesterday, Zambia’s central bank announced it had taken over a commercial bank, Intermarket, after the latter failed to come up with the capital it needed to satisfy new minimum capital requirements. Three weeks ago, a Mozambican bank – Nosso Banco – had its...

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    Blog post | 8 November 2016 | Kieran Garvey

Crowdfunding in East Africa: A Regulator-Led Approach to Market Development

Kenya | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda | Crowdfunding | Policy and regulation

Earlier in 2016, FSD Africa partnered with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and Anjarwalla & Khanna to conduct a regulatory review of different crowdfunding models across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. This project is now in its final stages and...

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    Document | April 2016 | United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa

SSA | Industries | Policy and regulation

Africa’s development experience over the past decade has yielded unprecedented economic growth rates, fuelled by internal consumption, the prolonged boom in primary commodity prices and demand, accompanied by prudent macroeconomic policies and strategies. This created...

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    Document | November 2015 | HM Treasury, DFID

UK Aid: Tackling Global Challenges in the National Interest

United Kingdom | Policy and regulation

The UK leads the world on international development, and has kept its promises on aid. In 2013, the UK became the only G20 country to achieve the UN target of spending 0.7% of Gross National Income as Official Development Assistance (ODA). This commitment is now...

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    Document | October 2015 | UNCDF

Youthstart Global – Inception Phase; Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis

Mozambique | Agriculture / rural finance | Financial Inclusion | Financial literacy | Policy and regulation

This is the Mozambique country report by UNCDF published in October 2015 on Youthstart Global’s Inception Phase – Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis. Production was co-funded by Sida, UNCDF, FSD Mozambique and Dalberg. The report keenly analyses the...

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    17 August 2015

Designing Mobile Money Guidelines for SADC

Malawi | Mozambique | Other | South Africa | Tanzania | Zambia | Digital finance services | Payments | Policy and regulation

The overall purpose of the project is to develop mobile money guidelines to assist SADC member states harmonise their legal and regulatory frameworks for mobile money in support of greater financial inclusion and market development in the region. The main objectives of...

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