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Remittances: Experiences & Lessons from the AFI Network

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18 January 2017
Author / Speaker: 
Eliki Boletawa, Alliance for Financial Inclusion
Type of Material: 
Slides

Remittances have become an important souce of foreign funds for many countries. It has also helped reduce poverty and  improve access to health and education. Globally, India is the largest remittance-receiving country, with an estimated $69 billion in 2015. It is followed by the People's Republic of China ($64 billion), and the Philippines ($28 billion). These countries, along with other remittance-receiving countries, face several obstacles. These include money transfer costs and weak or insufficeint e-payment infrastructure. 

Topics: 
Social Development and Protection,
Finance
Geographical Focus: 
Global
Type of Content: 
Learning Event