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Where are the flows? Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa

Remittances play a critical role in facilitating financial flows to Sub-Saharan Africa. The value of formal remittances sent into the region is no longer growing, many are using informal channels die to the high cost of sending funds from outside and within the region.

Cenfri in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa), have produced a seven-part series looking at these flows and barriers to formal remittances within in SSA. Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Uganda feature in the series in more detail.  Download the series here.

Cenfri is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank. As recognised thought leaders on matters relating to financial-sector development in emerging markets, we generate deep insights and solve complex development problems.

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