Remittances Documents

15.06.2017 | DMA Global | FSD Africa

The objective of the report is to assess whether the appropriate application of ‘new’ technologies could be leveraged by donors and other development agencies to increase formal remittance flows into Africa and/or reduce the cost of sending money...

14.06.2017 | S. Truen, W. Jitsing, K. Kgaphola et al. | FinMark Trust

This report examines evidence of the impact of remittances on the communities and economies of Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The research combined a review of existing literature, primary research among remittance senders and recipients, and...

14.06.2017 | M. Mela, M. Hajat, K. Mogadime | FinMark Trust

This report was commissioned by FinMark Trust and carried out through Genesis to assess the cost of cross-border remittances in South Africa. Using a new approach based on conducting actual cross-border transactions, the report verifies the pricing...

30.04.2017 | KNOMAD | The World Bank

This Migration and Development Brief provides an update on worldwide remittance flows and the global migration crisis. It focuses on two Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators: reducing remittance costs, and reducing recruitment costs for...

15.04.2017 | K. Maurer | BMZ, GIZ

Infrastructure development is key to reaching the sustainable development goals. Africa needs to invest some US$ 135 billion every year into economic and social infrastructure to keep pace with the growing population. This desk study has been...

13.04.2017 | P. Makin | FSD Africa

This document provides a contextual background to the issues around customer registration, money laundering and terrorist financing, with a focus on the internationally applicable Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations and their effects...

28.02.2017 | S. Farooq | GSMA

Mobile money has demonstrated that it can serve the needs of both international remittance senders and receivers, particularly for low-value transactions. Yet, the full potential of mobile money has not been realised, in part because of protracted...

31.12.2016 | Eighty20 | FinMark Trust

This report provides an update on the available money transfer offerings that facilitate remittance flows from South Africa to other countries in SADC, specifically focusing on comparative instrument costs, access requirements, and the customer...

31.12.2016 | E.K.K Lartey | The World Bank

This paper studies the question of whether exchange rate policy affects the impact of remittances on economic growth in recipient countries. The paper utilizes a comprehensive data set that comprises annual observations for 135 developing and...

31.12.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This 2016 Annual Report presents MFW4A’s activities in the second year of the Partnership’s Phase III strategy (2015 – 2017). The report showcases the collective achievements of the Secretariat, and the Partnership members based on the priorities...

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