How can post offices improve access to remittances and financial services in rural Africa?

By Sanket Mohapatra

We have just released a Migration and Development brief prepared by our colleagues Jose Anson and Nils Clotteau of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) based in Berne, Switzerland. There are an estimated 660,000 post offices in the world, larger than all bank branches combined. In this brief, Jose and Nils explore the role that postal networks can play in providing money transfers (remittances) and basic financial services to low-income people living in developing countries, in particular those in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Read Sanket’s blog here.

You may also be interested in reading Leveraging Migration for Africa.

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One comment

  1. In some part of rural Africa I hear there are still inefficient post office because of limited access of remittances this can be solve if taken by action.

    Jamie Dingman

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