Financial Infrastructure Documents

22.06.2018 | IFAD | IFAD

The report presents an overview of the results achieved by APFSI (African Postal Financial Services Initiative) as related to its specific objectives in: reducing the cost of remittances to and within Africa; reducing transaction times for...

31.12.2017 | H. Natarajan, S. Krause & H. Gradstein | The World Bank

The financial sector is currently undergoing a major transformation, brought about by the rapid development and spread of new technologies. The confluence of ‘finance’ and ‘technology’ is often referred to as ‘Fintech’, typically describing...

22.11.2017 | Réseau Financité | Réseau Financité

La blockchain, une technologie bouleversant le système des transactions numériques, prend une place de plus en plus importante dans l'espace médiatique. Si l'on sent bien que le concept soit associé à une innovation importante, il n'est pas évident...

09.11.2017 | Bowmans | Bowmans

In May 2017, Bowmans hosted a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, titled Fintech in Africa: Unpacking Risk and Regulation. The conference addressed the following themes: The African Fintech landscape in comparison with those of other...

31.10.2017 | EIB | EIB

Mobile and digital technologies have helped boost financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa significantly in recent years. The percentage of adults with an account rose from 24% in 2011 to 34% in 2014.2 Mobile money services provided by FinTechs and...

31.05.2017 | |

Displaced populations are growing, and are increasingly connected. Cash transfers are increasingly used as a modality for delivering aid. Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs), dispersed via mobile money can deliver a number of benefits to beneficiaries,...

31.12.2016 | Financial Inclusion Secretariat-CBN | Central Bank of Nigeria

The 2015 Annual Report on the National Financial Inclusion Strategy provides an update on the progress made towards achieving the targets set in the Strategy. It briefly describes global financial inclusion developments and reviews key components of...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

30.11.2016 | Technoserve | Technoserve

Cross-border remittances originating from South Africa are of particular importance on the international stage. Nearly $2 billon is sent every year from South Africa to Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, making it the largest...

30.09.2016 | Central Bank of Nigeria | Central Bank of Nigeria

The June 2016 Financial Stability Report reviews developments in the global and domestic economies. In the first half of 2016, the continued slowdown in the domestic economy, coupled with sluggish recovery in the global economy, portended increased...

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