|Focus on Africa|
|The impact of mobile money transfers in Kenya|
M-PESA, a mobile phone-based system for person-to-person payments and money transfers has attracted over 9.5 million customers, or 40% of the adult population. How does it work, and why did it take off in Kenya?
Research brief, May 2010
Using biometric technology in rural credit markets: The case of Malawi
Biometric technology presents an exciting and innovative opportunity for increased access to financial markets and better public service delivery.
Impact Note, May 2010
|Remitting patterns of African migrants in the OECD|
Recorded remittances to Africa have grown dramatically over the past decade.
Working Paper, Apr. 2010
|Evaluating the impact of conditional cash transfers in Burkina Faso |
Designing and evaluating an alternative cash transfer program in Burkina Faso to support communities made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.
Research Brief, Mar. 2010
In Malawi, money in girls’ hands boosts school enrollment
Cash stipends to girls and parents, averaging $10 per month, reduces drop-out rates by 40 percent. Sexual activity and early marriage rates among girls receiving payments also decline.
Featured Article, Jan. 2010
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