Amad

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May 04, 2020
Amadeus Bringmann , Analyst , TCX
How synthetic local currency bonds can transfer FX risk efficiently Executive Summary: This article discusses a novel structure, which allows to transfer currency risk from African borrowers to the…
Mat

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Apr 21, 2020
Mathieu Saadati , founder of Fitracor
De-risking is the decision to terminate a business relationship when the customer risk is considered more sensitive. This term is frequently used to refer to the withdrawal of international banks…
anup MSC
Nancy
Obiko

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Mar 25, 2020
Anup Singh , Associate Director, Banking and Financial Services in Africa, Microsave Consulting
Nancy Kiarie , Manager in Africa’s Digital Finance Services, MicroSave Consulting
Edward Obiko , Senior Analyst in Digital Financial Services, MicroSave Consulting
The digital gig economy in Africa has quickly gained prominence over time and continues to enhance opportunities for youth and women. Some of MSC’s recent research work in Kenya indicates increasing…
Khalila

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Mar 10, 2020
Khalila Salim , Digital Financial Services Specialist, Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI)
I once witnessed a women-led table banking group at the foot of Nandi Hills, Kenya and was impressed at how well they were organized. The women had graciously invited me alongside visiting partners…

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Feb 25, 2020
Abdelkader Benbrahim , Partnership Coordinator, Making Finance Work for Africa
Leon Isaacs , CEO, DMA Global Ltd
The relationship between migration and development has, since the turn of the millennium, become part of mainstream development-policy thinking. One theme that has featured prominently in the…

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Feb 10, 2020
Dhafer Saidane , PhD in Economics, Professor SKEMA Business School
The sub-prime crisis of summer 2007 led to an economic downturn that shook the financial sector worldwide. The global financial system’s fragility was, in part, attributed to Lehman Brothers’…
Juan Carlos Izaguirre
DEnise Dias

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Jan 24, 2020
Juan Carlos Izaguirre , Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Denis Dias , Lead Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
An e-money account is often the first and most frequently used financial product for low-income customers. As e-money continues to play a key financial inclusion role in emerging markets, policy…