World Bank

Remittance market expected to bounce back from COVID-19

Adoption of digital financial services expected increase and ecosystem will grow despite barriers, including cost.
Jun 3, 2020

Ghana targets 85% financial inclusion by 2023

Several initiatives launched to bolster financial inclusion and the move to a cashless society.
Jun 1, 2020

The Gambia receives U$30m to boost telecoms, energy

World Bank policy grant will be used to strengthen governance of SOEs.
May 29, 2020

Africa Data Centre Association offers free hosting

Organisation announces development to help businesses deal with COVID-19.
May 29, 2020

Collaboration broadens connectivity in Burkina Faso

Telecommunications firm MainOne partners World Bank to provide bulk connectivity services.
Apr 24, 2020

COVID-19 hits Africa remittances, World Bank urges digital platform use

The World Bank projects a 20% decline in global remittances, urging service providers and authorities to introduce measures to ease use of mobile money platforms.

Ghana's public electricity company to deploy fibre

Company's infrastructure could be leveraged to provide data and internet services.
Jul 22, 2019

Africa poised for mobile money growth

Research by IMF, World Bank and GSMA suggests growth from mobile-enabled platforms and disruption to traditional value chains.
Jul 15, 2019

Scaling up Kenya's online services for one million more farmers

New technologies can transform agricultural sector in the same way that mobile phones have done in telecoms and banking says Parmesh Shah from the World Bank Group.
Jul 3, 2019

Malawi bemoans low number of rural mobile money agents

Consumer Association says the situation challenges the country's financial inclusion agenda.
Jun 5, 2019

Lesotho plays e-commerce catchup with National Payments Switch plan

Southern African country lacks legislative framework to secure electronic transactions, according to the World Bank.