In our meeting earlier this year with the president of the African Development Bank, the number one topic on his agenda was remittances. The impact of remittances on the economies of Africa is large. 20 – 30 million African immigrants send approximately $40 Billion USD back to their families and communities every year.  Digital payments …
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How can the public sector understand the private sector better? This question was recently posed to me when I spoke on a panel discussion The Future Business Model of Aid, in Washington D.C. The Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F) turned 10 and hosted an event on foreign assistance to celebrate. It was an …
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In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, MasterCard recognizes the 65 million refugees displaced from their homes and seeking refuge throughout the world. By leveraging our technologies and products such as MasterCard Aid Network and Prepaid, MasterCard collaborates with partners to provide essential services at the most critical times of refugees’ lives. To date, …
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