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Remittance fintechs meet the COVID moment
Remittance fintechs meet the COVID moment

In an article published by ImpactAlpha, Victoria Aadnesgaard CA (SA), CFA, Claudia Masemola, and Frederik Benzel, discuss how potential collaborations with fintechs can assist governments, donors, and aid organizations who have the funds but not the data nor distribution networks to most efficiently and effectively provide targeted relief to the most affected households across Southern Africa.

How investing in Tech-Driven Healthcare SMEs is boosting Africa’s COVID-19 response
CrossBoundary

We are excited to see how Field Intelligence Inc. is helping pharmacies in Nigeria and Kenya stay open safely and adapt to changing customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Field’s most recent capital raise, we served as transaction advisors, funded by USAID as part of the US Government’s Prosper Africa initiative. Helping African firms raise growth capital and connecting them with...

CrossBoundary supports U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) Africa Investment Advisor Program
CrossBoundary

CrossBoundary Advisory will support the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation's new Africa Investment Advisor Program, for which we will provide advisors across the continent to complement DFC's efforts to create and invest in opportunities for US and African companies. The advisors will be charged with sourcing investment opportunities across Africa, working alongside U.S. embassies and USAID missions, and supporting DFC staff in Washington by providing on-the-ground project due diligence and monitoring.…

Scaling up investment for Covid-19 economic recovery and jobs in Africa
Scaling up investment for Covid-19 economic recovery and jobs in Africa

In our new paper with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, we suggest ways African governments, donors, development finance institutions, and impact investors can align their priorities to support investment that creates jobs and incomes at scale. Written by Jake Cusack, Jonathan Said, Pooja Yadav, Matt Tilleard, and Thomas Flahive, the report expands on our past investment facilitation work...