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Financial Sector Liberalization in Ethiopia: How to Cope with the Upcoming Changes?

Ethiopia's government is undergoing the long-awaited liberalization of the country's financial sector. The Ethiopian Economics Association has published a study that investigates the effects of foreign investment on the financial sector, including the preparedness of financial institutions, the steps that could be taken to maintain ...

Estimating Informal Remittance Flows

Accurate remittance flow data is important for policymakers and financial product innovators. However, it is difficult to gather due to imprecise accounting and the choice of informal remittance channels by migrants. Informal remittances have varied conceptual definitions and may range between 35–75 percent of official formal remittances ...

Financing Young Agripreneurs

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report that provides an overview of the current state of agricultural financing for young people in developing and emerging countries. The report highlights trends, challenges, opportunities, innovative solutions, and initiatives related to financing young Agripreneurs.

Customer Data Handling by MMOs & Their Agents: Lessons from Uganda

Data protection risks have been shown to increase alongside the popularity of online banking and other digital financial services. DFS adoption is hindered by the possibility of risk, according to a study by CGPA that tracked the evolution of consumer risk regarding DFS. Another study conducted by the Center for Global Development (CGAP) ...

Maximizing Insurance Service Adoption Through Agent Networks

Agent networks can be a powerful tool for banking services providers, telecom companies, and insurers to distribute their products and services, particularly in underserved areas such as rural communities.

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