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Digital Financial Services for a Sustainable Future

The United Nations General Assembly laid out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as a set of 17 interconnected metrics to "ensure universal peace and prosperity by 2030". However, according to the United Nations Independent Group of Scientists' ...

Developments in InsurTech Market: Innovations, Benefits, and Lessons for Ethiopia

InsurTech, short for Insurance Technology, is a term that refers to the application of technological innovations in the insurance industry. This involves utilizing various technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Big Data, the Internet, ...

Adoption, Access To Agricultural Financial Services In Rural Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government, for the past decades, has committed at least 10% of the federal budget to the agricultural sector development for the past decade. Although improvements in productivity is observed, there is still a long way to go. One of the reasons for ...

Overview of Ethiopia’s Remittance Market

Ethiopia’s [formal] remittance inflow was estimated at 2.5 billion dollars by the NBE in 2020 and US$504 million by World Bank’s 2020 in the same year. Despite their discrepancies, both data sources show that the United States and Saudi Arabia are among Ethiopia’s ...

Microfinance Institutions: the Need for Capital  

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has increased the minimum capital requirements for microfinance firms (MFIs) by over seven folds as of January 16, 2023. This came as no surprise to existing Microfinance institutions or those under establishment, as the Bank ...

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 ...

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