Remittances 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...

21.06.2018 | B.Cooper, A. Esser & R.T. Peter | CENFRI

This note is the second in a series of seven notes that explore the supply-side barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Currently, the average cost of remittances to SSA is 9.4% of the value of the transaction, compared to the global...

26.04.2018 | A. Demirgüç-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer, S. Ansar & J. Hess | World Bank Group

The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2017 edition includes updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services. And it...

26.04.2018 | D. Ratha, S. Plaza, S. De, K. Schuettler, G. Seshan, N.D. Yameogo & E.J. Kim | KNOMAD (World Bank Group)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, as well as developments related to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for volume of remittances...

19.04.2018 | World Bank | World Bank

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2018 is a pocket edition of the Global Findex database published in 2018. The data represent a third round of data collection since the Global Findex database was launched in 2011. The database provides...

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...

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