Africa can make better-informed spending decisions

African countries need data for informed decision-making on using available resources cost-effectively and to ensure that the revenue is channelled to the most important needs.

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Zimbabwe—the first cashless economy in Africa?

Recent developments in the economy and the financial environment of Zimbabwe may present an opportunity for the country to become the first cashless economy in Africa.

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Technology to manage Telecoms

Governments of African countries are losing much-needed telecoms revenue, due to the lack of monitoring systems, telecoms fraud, and also because telecoms regulatory authorities do not have real-time visibility over the whole of the interconnection traffic.

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Capitalising on remittance transactions

Global Voice Group’s e-Remittance solution was specifically developed to account for all remittance transactions and ensure the comprehensive collection of levies associated with such transactions.

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Governments Need Greater Data Transparency

The African continent is set to undergo the most rapid Internet traffic growth worldwide between now and 2020. With the growing dependence on mobile and fixed broadband networks, there is obviously a need for more comprehensive security measures to protect data and reduce network exposure to fraud and illegal activities.

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With Assistance, African countries can achieve the sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended to guide priorities both for the development needed in the emerging countries, as well as for the sustainable transition required throughout the world over the next 15 years.

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Jean Geoffrion - international remittances a source of government revenue

International remittances can be leveraged by governments of emerging countries as an important and sustainable source of innovative development revenue. However, it is imperative for government, as a crucial first step, to put in place an appropriate monitoring and management system.

 

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Telecoms Traffic Monitoring Systems for Revenue Assurance

Telecommunications traffic monitoring systems ensure accurate real-time collection and control of data for governments, the same way Customs and Immigration checks would do, since it checks that international telephone traffic terminated onto the country does not bypass the legal gateways and also carry out audits on the declarations of the operators.

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Rocketing Internet traffic in Africa calls for greater data transparency

The African continent is set to undergo the most rapid Internet traffic (IP) growth worldwide between now and 2020.  In the same period, fixed broadband speeds in Africa will increase 2.4 fold, with an average mobile speed connection of 5Mbit/s.

 

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Innovative financing: a socio-economic boon for Benin

As part of its ongoing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the government of Benin must find additional sources of revenue that would supplement Official Development Aid (ODA). 

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