Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

Committee Chair

Matthias Kaelberer

Committee Member

Dursun Peksen

Committee Member

Nicole Detraz


Many researchers have stideds remittances all over the world, but few have researched the remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Howevere, irrespective of the scope, method, and objectives research on remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa, there is still a huge dearth of research in remittances and finanical inclusion in this part of the world.This paper is relevant due to the gap in knowledge of not only the soci-economic impact financial inclusion of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa can bring to the effective utilization of remittances but also in bringing about a drastic reduction in the number of informal remittances that go undocumented in Afrrica, with specific attention on Sub-Saharan Africa.The paper builds on the notion that remittances have a development impact through their effect on financial inclusion. The paper also uses a post-colonial thesis to justify the reasons behind the high cost of remittance transfer in Sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting that there might be a deliberate attempt by the global powers to ensure that Sub-Saharan Africa remians underdeveloped so that the West can remedy its stilled labor deficit from there. The paper sees a reduction in remmittance transfer cost as one of the simple solutions which the Superpowers can put in place to bring about development in Sub-Saharan Africa, but they have refused to implemem


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dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.