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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 2014 brought together over 130 participants representing more than 60 countries, 80 different institutions, as well as regional experts and the IAC members, to assess project progress, discuss the most important issues and trends in the field of payments and securities settlement, and agree upon the next steps. September 23 - 25, 2014. New York, NY.

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Guidelines for the Successful Regional Integration of Financial Infrastructures

Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting

Remittance Prices Worldwide Data and Report

Assessment Methodology for the General Principles for Credit Reporting

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CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures

General Principles for Credit Reporting


● 'Project Greenback 2.0 – Remittance Champion Cities'

●  Putting $8.7 billion back in the pockets of Asia’s migrants

  We need to fix the leaks in remittance transfer systems around the world

Why should governments care about improving thieir payment programs?




Last updated: 2010-11-05

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