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UK Remittances to Nigeria: A market analysis of the immediate effects & responses to CBN’s 30th November 2020 Dollar Directive

Remittances sent through formal channels benefit governments by bringing access to hard currency providing visibility to and assist with the management of the economy. Nigeria has one of the largest and more complex remittance markets in the world, however, the very large informal segment impedes the potential benefits of these flows being realised by the government.

To address the challenges with informality and specifically the lack of foreign exchange in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on 30 November 2020 mandated that all remittance transactions from now on must be paid out in US dollars, either in US dollar cash or credited to a US dollar domiciliary account. Previously the legislation had mandated that all international remittances should be paid out in Naira.

It is against this backdrop that the FCDO commissioned a study to investigate the informal remittance market in Nigeria, particularly focusing on the UK to Nigeria corridor. This report further examines the impact of the new directive on remittance receivers, both formal and informal users as well as understanding the impact on market operators.

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Harnessing Digitization for Remittance in Asia and the Pacific

Remittances are a lifeline for many people in Asia and the Pacific. For a number of Asian countries, remittances account for a significant proportion of gross domestic product (GDP), including Tonga (40%), Tajikistan (26%), the Kyrgyz Republic (25%), Nepal (23%), and Samoa (17%) (KNOMAD 2020). While the importance of remittances has been recognized globally, several challenges remain, some of which can be addressed by digitzation. The coronavirus disease (CO VID-19) pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a comprehensive
and efficient digital remittance environment.

This publication provides background on the importance of remittances to Asia, the challenges of remittances,
the impact that the COVID-19 has had on remittances to Asia, two case studies of successful digitization
programs in Asia, and recommendations for the way forward to digitize remittances.

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Remittance Grant Facility Ghana Remittance Study Report

As part of the Remittances Grant Facility, the SECO commissioned and funded research into the Ghanaian remittances market to better understand market dynamics, to develop effective tools to improve the operating environment for remittance service providers, including winners of the RGF, and to encourage growth in and usage of formal remittances channels by the Ghanaian diaspora sending funds to their family and friends.

The study is public good research for the benefit of all stakeholders in Ghana’s remittance market and commenced in June 2019.

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Rapid Assessment of the Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 on Labour Mobility in the Pacific Region

This report constitutes a rapid assessment of how COVID-19 has affected labour mobility and broader migration trends in the Pacific region, examining the perspectives of government officials, migrants awaiting departure in countries of origin, migrants (seasonal workers and temporary migrants) in destination countries, diaspora communities, and development partners. Countries covered under the assessment include Fiji, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, in addition to Australia, New Zealand and the United States as countries of destination.

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Moving Money and Mindsets: Reducing Poverty Through Financial Sector Development

With its goal to reduce costs and scale formal flows, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and its Africa-based partner, FSD Africa, are interested in exploring whether there are ways of accelerating the migration of remittance senders from cash to digital channels. Key to this is understanding the reasons behind a preference for cash, the main motivators for change, any barriers that exist and lessons for digital service providers. To seek answers to these questions, in 2017 DMA conducted eight focus groups discussions (FGDs) across seven African communities based in London.

Encouragingly, the focus group discussion suggest that the trend to shift from the cash/agent model to online money transfer services from the UK to Africa is already underway, especially within certain African diaspora communities, with the findings providing key insights into drivers and triggers for behavioural change and a blueprint to follow. 

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African Union Diaspora Engagement Self-Assessment

Diaspora engagement is a key tool to support and strengthen efforts of mobilising the diaspora and effectively harnessing their power for development. It is also a strategic priority for the African Union (AU). In this project, DMA Global developed a diaspora engagement self-assessment tool for AU Member States to determine their level of diaspora engagement. The tool is to be adopted by the diaspora focal points of AU Member States. This report provides an overview of the project, methodologies for scoring and weighing, and highlights the results from the 11 AU Member States that took part in the pilot. 


The KNOMAD Working Paper Series disseminates work in progress under the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). A global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development, KNOMAD aims to create and synthesize multidisciplinary knowledge and evidence; generate a menu of policy options for migration policy makers; and provide technical assistance and capacity building for pilot projects, evaluation of policies, and data collection.