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Delivering remittances at the last mile
The role of enabling identity regulation in Ghana  Recent data shows that remittances continue to play a critical role in Ghana. According to [...]
Applying a gender lens to trade finance
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are considered engines of economic growth and development, especially in developing economies, yet they continue [...]
Data scientists contribute to data-driven policymaking in Rwanda
The Rwanda Economy Digitalisation Programme aims to support the Government of Rwanda in its vision of building an inclusive digital economy using [...]
Enhancing risk assessment processes for improved remittance access
Early insights from IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances and Cenfri Our work with IFAD to improve remittance access across seven African [...]
Encouraging the uptake of health insurance through SMS communication
How to seed connections with customers through SMS and DMs  The last two decades have seen extraordinary growth in digital connectivity, [...]
The role of women and finance in climate action
A changing climate affects everyone, but it’s the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, predominantly women and girls, who bear the brunt of [...]
Understanding insurance distribution and automation in Africa
Limited digitalisation of the insurance sector in Africa constrains uptake. Less than 10% of adults across nine sub-Saharan African countries have [...]
How to improve access to remittances
Unlocking the economic force of remittances for reaching low-income and rural customers with IFAD's Financing Facility for Remittances under the [...]
Unlocking the potential of digital platforms to transform food logistics in Africa
In our previous article, Can digital platforms transform first mile food logistics in Africa?, we discussed the importance of the [...]
Practice what you preach: Giving consumers a say in consumer protection
New and proposed financial regulations, such as South Africa’s Pension Funds Amendment Bill, often make headline news because of their [...]