Remittances

29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Approximately 281 million migrants, nearly half of whom are women, live and work outside their home countries. Any unforeseen events affecting these migrants, such as death, sickness or job loss, negatively impact the financial stability of the recipient family, leading to an excessive debt trap, inequality and poverty. Insurance and pensions are essential safeguards for […]

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29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Remittances are increasingly being recognised as a pathway to foster financial inclusion and reach the most vulnerable and poor. However, there is still a regulatory grey area in terms of supervisors’ role. This dialogue will explore the existing regulatory challenges and demands in facilitating remittance-linked insurance.

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30
Jun

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Deadline for application: 30 June 2021 at 23:59 (GMT time) Through its over US$60 million fund, the FFR works to reduce poverty and promote development by leveraging both international and domestic remittances and migrant capital in rural areas of developing countries. In this context, the FFR intervenes in Africa through the Platform for Remittances, Investments and […]

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16- 18
Jun

The United Nations in Nairobi

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Friday, June 18, 2021

The seventh Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID), organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank Group and the African Union, taking place at the United Nations in Nairobi on 16-18 June 2021. Under the auspices of the Central Bank of Kenya, this year’s GFRID Africa – 2020-2030 will mark the first […]

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07
Jan

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Session I – Enhancing financial inclusion and resilience of remittance families  Track I aims to address coordination needs and opportunities among international, regional and national stakeholders towards supporting common efforts in the effective implementation of adequate mitigation measures. This track will bring forward the perspective of remittances beneficiaries’ current needs, will identify adaptable good practices […]

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20
Nov

New York United States

Monday, November 20, 2017

The term “de-risking” has been used to describe the practice of financial institutions exiting products and terminating or restricting relationships with clients, including in groups, who are perceived as presenting a “high-risk” of an undesirable outcome. Rather than attempting to manage associated risks and/or mitigate economic challenges, some financial institutions have opted in favor of […]

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14- 15
Mar

Johannesburg South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to Thursday, March 15, 2018

Challenging and disrupting the remittances and money transfer environment With cross border payments increasingly on the rise, the stage is set for continued innovation, with threats and opportunities to the payments eco-system, continuously challenging and disrupting the remittances and money transfers environment. The fourth installment of Trade Conferences International’s (TCI) signature event – the Cross […]

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16- 19
Jun

Milan Italy

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Friday, June 19, 2015

The Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD) 2015 will be held in Milan on 16-19 June, in conjunction with the Universal Exposition EXPO2015 – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.   The GFRD2015 is organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the European Commission, and will explore the […]

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08- 10
May

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Thursday, May 10, 2018

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) has served as a platform to raise awareness, facilitate dialogue and promote collaboration on the contribution of migrant remittances to development. By bringing together Member States, international organizations, private sector and civil society, the Forum allows stakeholders to showcase […]

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15- 16
Jun

New York United States

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

The Forum brings together key decision makers from the public and private sectors as well as civil society who work in the field of migration and remittances. During the two-day event, more than 300 participants will gather to share lessons learned and best practices on innovative business models, to stimulate long-lasting partnerships, and to raise awareness […]

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