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Understanding Global Remittances Corridors in the Democratic...

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a long standing history of migrant flows, and historically flows to and from Europe have been of particular importance. However, substantial political and economic upheavals from the 1990s onwards have been associated with major changes to the pattern of Congolese migration. Congolese emigrants increased in numbers, were increasingly […]

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Understanding Global Remittances Corridors in the Democratic...

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a long standing history of migrant flows, and historically flows to and from Europe have been of particular importance. However, substantial political and economic upheavals from the 1990s onwards have been associated with major changes to the pattern of Congolese migration. Congolese emigrants increased in numbers, were increasingly […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Cameroon Pocket Guide (French)

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro and small businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust (FMT) and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with […]

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Using FinScope to support the formulation and implementation...

Access to reliable and regularly updated information on the financial sector is important for formulating and monitoring the impact of financial sector policy on financial market development and conduct. The availability and quality of such data varies from country to country. Sources usually include financial sector providers, the regulators, government statistics, academia, donor projects, international […]

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Ever wondered why you need so many documents before you can ...

These requirements are a legacy of regulations meant to ensure that the financial system is sound and is not abused for fraud, money laundering or the financing of terrorism. However, they have unwittingly contributed to the continued exclusion of many of the most vulnerable members of society from the financial system. Anyone who has tried […]

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The Many Faces of Social Exclusion

Despite progress around the world, many people continue to face social exclusion. While not a cure-all, financial services have the potential to connect them to more opportunities. Meet Aminata, a young Senegalese woman in her late teens. She lives with her parents and four siblings in Kedougou, a small town in southeastern Senegal. Aminata completed […]

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The Face of Social Exclusion Infographic

Despite progress around the world, many people continue to face social exclusion (i.e., limited access to social and economic opportunities). While not a cure-all, financial services have the potential to connect them to more opportunities. For example, evidence shows that financial services have a direct impact on health, education, gender equality and food security. If […]

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Exciting Internship within Information and Research at FMT

An exciting internship opportunity within FinMark Trust (FMT) has arisen. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Information and Research on different research projects and other research activities. The intern should be highly driven, with a passion for research, data analysis, data management and reporting, high levels of curiosity for solving complex […]

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Financial Digital Identity: Landscaping a digital financial ...

This report by David Porteous of Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) from the FinMark Trust Digital Identity workshop sets out a framework for defining digital financial identity and its general use cases. The report follows on to consider the current available information about drivers and needs in the SADC identity environment before describing examples of solutions positioned on the digital […]

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