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Payment Systems
An efficient, secure and reliable payment system reduces the cost of exchanging goods and services, enhances the stability of the financial sector, and expands access to financial services.


Remittances are now probably the largest source of external financing in developing countries. However, they can be expensive relative to the often low incomes of migrant workers and the rather small amounts sent.


Sri Lanka: Fixing Roads

Sri Lanka: Fixing Roads

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Payment Systems Worldwide: A Snapshot. Outcomes of the Global Payment Systems Survey 2010 This document analyzes the outcomes the second iteration of a comprehensive survey carried out by the World Bank’s Payment Systems Development Group in 139 countries. The outcomes are expected to guide reform efforts in the payment system arena both nationally and globally.

Remittance Prices Worldwide 
provides data on the cost of sending and receiving small amounts of money from one country to another. The site covers 213 "country corridors" worldwide, from 31 remittance sending countries to 91 receiving countries. 
Send Money Africa focuses on sending money from selected countries worldwide to a number of African countries, as well as within the African continent.


Global Payments Week 2012. The biannual event gathering central banks and securities commissions from all over the world. Lisboa, Portugal. October 23 - 26, 2012.

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10/23/12 Retail Package

 General Guidelines for the Development of Government Payment Programs

General Guidelines
Press Release 

Blog: Why should governments care about improving thieir payment programs?


Publication: CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures


General Principles for Credit Reporting


Last updated: 2010-11-05

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