Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) – Summit 2021

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID)  Summit 2021 The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce the upcoming Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) – Summit 2021, which will take place virtually on 16 and 17 June 2021 on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances […]

Uganda: Scaling up remittances and financial inclusion through rural post offices

IFAD partnered with PostBank Uganda to leverage Posta Uganda’s broad network of rural post offices and expand access to financial services in rural areas. Post offices were equipped with digital and mobile technologies for remittance delivery and financial service transactions, and postal staff received specialized training. The project supported the refinement of PostBank Diaspora Account, […]

16 June – Virtual IDFR observance event

   Observance event for the International Day of Family Remittances: Supporting remittance families build resilience in times of crisis Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:30 – 17:30 CEST / 9:30 – 11:30 EST YouTube Live Streaming

16 June – Webinar “Remittances in crisis: how to keep them flowing”

On the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances, Switzerland and the United Kingdom in partnership with World Bank/KNOMAD, UNCDF, IOM, UNDP, the International Association of Money Transfer Network, and the International Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a webinar to build on the recently launched Call To Action “Remittances in […]

16 June – IGC Webinar to mark the International Day of Family Remittances

Organised by the International Growth Centre Global remittances are projected to decline sharply in 2020 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of migrants and their families have been affected by the pandemic, and a reduction in global remittances can have significant ripple effects across local economies and vulnerable communities, resulting in […]

Strengthening the financial capabilities of remittance families in Nepal

Bodh Kumari Basnet, 34-year-old, lives in a village 2 Km in Rautahat district, about five hours south of Kathmandu and an hour from the Indian border. She has six members in her family. Nine years ago, her husband decided to migrate to the UAE due to limited income generating opportunities back home. They were able […]

“They don’t need to worry about me here”

Larni is from the Philippines and Marvin is from Uganda. They both work in the United Arab Emirates to take care of their families back home. They  have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders and the COVID-19 crisis is adding pressure on them. Thanks to an innovative microinsurance project they are now “at peace”. […]

17 June – Webinar: Financial Inclusion and Literacy

Financial inclusion is fundamental in reducing poverty, inequalities and for achieving inclusive growth. At this webinar, we will outline the important elements for financial inclusion and explore practices where competent authorities can reinforce financial inclusion and literacy. We will discuss how these institutions can further develop their capacities in these efforts, and look into the […]