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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…
Soyibou Ndao

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Jan 13, 2020
Soyibou Ndao , Responsable du programme de labellisation des PME, ADEPME
When the issue of SME access to credit is addressed, often the major concern raised by stakeholders is the problem of information asymmetry that characterizes the relationship between the bank and…
macharia

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Dec 06, 2019
Moses Macharia , Associate Professional Risk Manager , SBM Bank Kenya
Africa has tremendous scope to become one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world. The current level of investment – 23.5% of Africa’s gross domestic product – is insufficient to…
Barbara Scola CGAP
Silvia Baur-Yazbeck CGAP

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Nov 25, 2019
Over the past decade, regulations in emerging financial markets have undergone many changes that have raised both optimism and concern within the financial inclusion community. The good news first:…
Stephan Wolf

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Nov 11, 2019
Stephan Wolf , CEO
In his second blog (first blog here) for Making Finance Work for Africa, Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) discusses how the LEI can create added value for…