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Experts from industry, former government, and academia compile CDG report.

Professor Louis de Koker is one of the lead authors of a report of the Washington DC-based Centre for Global Development (CDG). The report addresses bank account closures of money remitters and financial institutions of developing countries. The report was launched today in Washington DC, at an event addressed by Nathan Sheets, the Under Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of Treasury. The report is available on the CDG website.

Work on the report, which builds on research Professor de Koker has developed over the past decade, commenced in January 2015. The working group that produced the report included senior UK and US academics and policy analysts. The report also links with financial regulatory work Professor de Koker has been conducting as a part of a core team drafting a white paper on financial inclusion and global standard-setting bodies for the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.

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