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Is there a case for for-purpose remittances?
This report reveals the findings from our qualitative and quantitative research with remittance senders who live in the United Kingdom and send remittances to either Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria or Uganda. Remittances act as key sources of financial support for households: They reduce the likelihood of impoverishment, contribute to improved health and education, and provide [...]
An analysis of ID proxy initiatives across the globe
BankservAfrica and Cenfri investigate [...]
Diagnostic study of the Zambian payments system
This diagnostic study explores [...]
What do we really know about digital solutions catalysing agribusiness in Africa for women?
Nearly US$3 billion has been generated [...]
The importance of indicators in combatting illicit financial flows
The problem of illicit financial flows [...]
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