Tag: Refugees

Every action counts: Making financial services available to refugees
Refugee Finance |

Every action counts: Making financial services available to refugees

In a time of global uncertainty, it has become crucial to continue to raise awareness about the plight of...

By Michelle Hassan
World Refugee Day 2020: #EveryActionCounts
Refugee Finance |

World Refugee Day 2020: #EveryActionCounts

This World Refugee Day, we take a moment to reflect on our work focused around making finance work for...

By BFA GLOBAL
New lives, new tools: The financial lives of refugee communities
Refugee Finance |

New lives, new tools: The financial lives of refugee communities

Observations by BFA Global based on initial field research  Access to financial services and a steady source of income...

By BFA GLOBAL
Refugees and their money – understanding the enablers of the camp economy in Rwanda
Refugee Finance |

Refugees and their money – understanding the enablers of the camp economy in Rwanda

In Rwanda, financial inclusion allows low-income households to build assets, mitigate shocks and make productive investments. It also stimulates...

By BFA GLOBAL
From Ideas to Field Tests in 4 Days: A Design Sprint for Refugee-Centered Financial Services
Refugee Finance |

From Ideas to Field Tests in 4 Days: A Design Sprint for Refugee-Centered Financial Services

In June 2018, BFA Global, a global consulting firm led a four-day design sprint for financial service providers (FSPs)...

By John Won
Affordable and Accessible Remittance Services for Refugees: A Toolkit
Refugee Finance |

Affordable and Accessible Remittance Services for Refugees: A Toolkit

BFA Global developed and piloted a tool to conduct a country assessment on demand, supply, and regulatory considerations for...

By BFA GLOBAL
Uganda country assessment on affordable and accessible remittances for forcibly displaced persons and host communities
Digital Financial Services |

Uganda country assessment on affordable and accessible remittances for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

Although the market for providing remittance services to refugees is large, financial service providers have found it difficult to...

By BFA GLOBAL
Mapping the financial-access journey of the refugee: Applying UX design to help financial service providers in Uganda better serve forcibly displaced people
Refugee Finance |

Mapping the financial-access journey of the refugee: Applying UX design to help financial service providers in Uganda better serve forcibly displaced people

In April 2018, BFA Global facilitated a series of workshops for six banks – Diamond Trust Bank, Equity Bank, FINCA, Opportunity International, Post Bank, Ugafode –...

By John Won
Refugees and Their Money: Assessing the Business Case for Providing Financial Services to Refugees
Refugee Finance |

Refugees and Their Money: Assessing the Business Case for Providing Financial Services to Refugees

BFA Global supported by FSDA carried out a macro and microanalysis to build a better understanding of the financial...

By BFA GLOBAL
Smart Communities
Refugee Finance |

Smart Communities

The size and longevity of many refugee camps across the world are indicative of the permanent rather than transient...

By BFA GLOBAL