IFAD tender on baseline research in 11 African countries
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:56
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome Italy, has recently published a Request for Proposal on the United Nations Global Marketplace portal (www.ungm.org) for recruiting a company with expertise in baseline researches. The RFP is open to both commercial firms and not-for profit institutions.
The objective is to undertake a baseline survey in eleven (11) African countries to objectively measure the quantitative and qualitative situation prior to the provision of technical assistance in four (4) countries and the preparation of the roadmap in the remaining seven (7) African countries. The baseline research will be focused on measuring amongst potential customers the demand-side perspective (awareness, knowledge, needs, behaviour and perceptions) about receiving and sending money via postal networks and their financial practices (access and demand to/of financial services, financial practices, or asset ownership). The analysis will consist of quantitative survey data collection and qualitative interviews.
The interested firms should be registered in UNGM with at least the Basic Level (the registration is easy, quick, free of charge). The proposals should be submitted through the UNGM portal by 3 April 2014 at 15:00 CET.
For more information, visit the UNGM page.
Filipino expatriates slam draft law that links regular remittance to passport renewal
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:52
Source: Gulf News
By: Janice Ponce de Leon
Filipino expatriates in the UAE slammed a draft law filed in Manila that would compel them to regularly send money to their family back home or risk not getting their passports renewed.
A draft law filed in the Philippine Congress aims to make remittances mandatory and regular for all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with legal dependants in the Philippines. Called House Bill 3576, the draft law, if approved, will authorise heads of Philippine missions to not renew passports of "erring OFWs" unless they show proof that they regularly send money home.
Peru received $2.7 bn in remittances during 2013
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:41
Source: Fox News Latino
Last year Peru received $2.7 billion in remittances, a figure that represents a 2.9 percent drop compared with 2012, the central reserve bank said in a report to which Efe had access Monday.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, the money sent home by Peruvian emigrants totaled $708 million, some $8.5 million less than in the same period of 2012, according to the report.
Uzbeks earn the most money in Russia out of all former Soviet countries
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:38
Source: UZ News
The Russian Central Bank published the latest data on remittances from Russia to NIS countries and Uzbek citizens earn and transfer back home the most money out of all former Soviet countries.
The Central Bank's report covers the period from January 2010 to September 2013. Uzbekistan was the leader among the former Soviet countries during the entire period.