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Digital Finance Key to Women’s Empowerment in Agri, Providers Ought to Take Notice

A report from Feed the Future based on research conducted under the oversight of the Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) program emphasizes that although financial tools and services have the potential to strengthen the economic power of women in agriculture, not ...

World Bank, Partners Argue in Favor of Digital Gov’t Payouts

The World Bank Group and its partners at CGAP have introduced a guideline that outlines best practices for the enhancement of government-to-person (G2P) payments. 

Digitalization in Africa Raises Privacy Concerns

 A report by CIPESA (Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa) highlighting the policies and legal frameworks on data privacy and protection of 23 African countries warns that African privacy is imperiled. 

Payment Systems Proclamation Revision to Pave New Path for DFS in Ethiopia

Earlier this week the Parliament’s standing committee for budget, plan and finance convened with central bank regulators and members of the private sector to deliberate on the amendment of the payment systems proclamation.

Digital Divide in Africa and the Future of Digital Services 

A whitepaper published by Mobile World Live in partnership with UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) conveys the challenges of creating a thriving market for mobile services in Africa and the efforts made by several programs to address them.

The Long Road to the Fabled National ID

It is a daunting challenge in Ethiopia, where the Kebele ID remains the most used form of identification. The Kebele ID is registered locally without a digital database in many parts of the country. Even though it has high coverage and provides citizens with an ...

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