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Fact sheets

One-page (front and back) overview of the issues around migration and remittances: current state and desired future state.

One-page (front and back) discussion of UNCDF’s proposed approach: what we’re doing and why, and what success means.

One-page (front and back) overview of the issues around migration and remittances: current state and desired future state.

Brief bios of UNCDF’s team of experts.

Article reprints

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Female migrant workers and the families they support are being abandoned by the money-transfer industry 

15 July 2021
Putting people first: Africa leads the way on reimagining remittance regulations
Ulla Andrén and 
Henri Dommel

21 June 2021
An amended National Bank of Ethiopia directive increases permissible forex holdings by 15 percent and eases restrictions on use. It is the right step to encourage inbound forex flows through the banking sector. 
Eliamringi Mandari and Eyob Tesfaye PhD
08 May 2021

Can Focused Policy Reforms Help Bring Back Remittances?
How the Ethiopian government is tackling the challenge of declining remittances and economic contraction

Eliamringi Mandari and Amani Itatiro

03 November 2020


Formalizing Remittances for Forcibly Displaced People: Findings from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Amil Aneja and Sabine Mensah (co-authors with Micol Pistelli of UNHCR)

15 September 2020


Remittances and Financial Inclusion: “Sending Money Home” in the COVID Era

Arunjay Katakam and Dr. Robin Gravesteijn

18 August 2020


Bangladesh faces a crisis in remittances amid COVID-19

Amil Aneja (co-author, with Sheikh Tanjeb Islam of World Economic Forum)

16 June 2020


Nepal faces a crisis as COVID-19 stems the flow of remittances

Ali Akram (co-author with Andrew Caruana Galizia of World Economic Forum)

16 June 2020

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Remittances, a vital financial lifeline, are being squeezed

UNCDF executive secretary Judith Karl provides expert commentary

16 June 2020

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COVID-19 exposes opportunities as well as vulnerabilities for migrant remittances to Senegal

Serge Moungnanou and Amil Aneja

15 June 2020


Migrant remittances in the times of Covid-19: Insights from Remittance Service Providers

Dr. Robin Gravesteijn, Amil Aneja, and Houle Cao

16 May 2020

Press releases
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UNCDF launches programme in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education

August 2021

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UNCDF and Singapore-based Fintech “LUCY” join forces to expand financial inclusion among foreign domestic workers

July 2021

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SENTBE and UNCDF Partner to Improve Financial Health of Migrant Workers in Korea

July 2021

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IGAD and UNCDF Announce Agreement to Formalize, Enhance Regional Remittance Flows

May 2021

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UNCDF and KIT Form Partnership to Address Financial Needs of Migrant Households

May 2021

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UNCDF Announces Global Portfolio of New Partnerships to Advance Financial Services for Migrants and Their Families

28 April 2021

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ECCAS and UNCDF Announce Agreement to Strengthen Financial Services for African Migrants and Families

21 April 2021

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UNCDF and UNDP Join Forces in Initiative to Improve Flow of Remittances and Counter Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19

22 May 2020 

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