Putting people first: Africa leads the way on reimagining remittance regulations

Brighton Takawira uses the Mukuru remittance app which enables him to send money and groceries home to family in Zimbabwe from his home in Pinetown, South Africa, October 21, 2020. Picture taken October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Rogan Ward - RC28QJ9RTLS6

IGAD and ECCAS member states collectively received almost $9 billion in remittances in 2019. Image: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Ulla Andrén
Head of the Regional Development Cooperation in Africa , Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
Henri Dommel
Director of Financial Inclusion, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
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Image: Original graphic by UNCDF based on data from UNDESA (for numbers of migrants), the World Bank (for remittance prices) and World Bank/KNOMAD (for remittance volumes)

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