RemitSCOPE draws on, and compiles, data from existing open-source databases such as the World Bank remittance inflows and outflows, UNDESA international migrant stock data, the IMF’s Financial Access Survey, the World Bank’s Remittance Prices Worldwide and Findex and GSMA’s pricing and mobile money metrics. Data is regularly updated to keep data up to date. All data is clearly referenced and dated for transparency. It is recognized that there are weaknesses with some of the existing data; for example, where data is missing and based on estimates, poorly collected and/or based on small sample surveys. Please see the RemitSCOPE Methodology Report for more details.

Where data is not available on key indicators (such as the operating environment and operators and potential partners), data has been collected by a dedicated team of RemitSCOPE Researchers through a mix of desk based and primary research. This is a challenging process for every country, and as markets are continuously evolving, we provide data to the best of our knowledge at the time of data collection. This data is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication and is updated periodically or when RemitSCOPE Researchers become aware of a change. Please use data at your own risk and check against the sources available.

At RemitSCOPE we are continually striving and working with stakeholders across the continent to improve the quality and dissemination of remittance-related data. We welcome any additional information and market intelligence you have to ensure data sources are accurate and up to date.