Welcome to the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri)

Cenfri is an independent think tank based in Cape Town. Our mission is to support financial inclusion and financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers and other parties operating in the low-income market. In collaboration with key partners and funders we actively engage across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

 

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Cross-Border Remittances Study 2016
Cross-Border Remittances Study 2016 The World Bank estimates that in 2016 remittances from migrant workers to developing countries will be worth USD 440 billion. More than twice that of foreign aid. Remittances play a critical role in supporting the welfare for many individuals and households in developing countries. Moreover, remittances can contribute to economic growth, with research indicating that it can have a greater…
Why use accounts: Understanding account usage through a consumer lens
Why use accounts: Understanding account usage through a consumer lens Over the past five years, the move towards digital financial services and simplified account opening procedures has improved the take-up of accounts by the low-income sector. The 2014 Global Findex data highlighted that the number of people without access to formal accounts decreased from 2.5 billion in 2011 to 2 billion in 2014. Whilst recognised as a major achievement, it…
Proportionate Regulatory Frameworks in Inclusive Insurance: Lessons from a Decade of Microinsurance Regulation
Proportionate Regulatory Frameworks in Inclusive Insurance: Lessons from a Decade of Microinsurance Regulation It is slightly over a decade since the first microinsurance regulations were introduced in India in 2005. With at least 18 insurance supervisors having rolled out microinsurance regulations today, the landscape is now vastly different. In this milestone publication 'Proportionate Regulatory Frameworks in Inclusive Insurance: Lessons from a Decade of Microinsurance Regulation', the Acess to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) looks back at…
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    Welcome to the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri)

    Cenfri is an independent think tank based in Cape Town. Our mission is to support financial inclusion and financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers and other parties operating in the low-income market. In collaboration with key partners and funders we actively engage across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

     

    Read more...

     

    Search publications and events

     

    Recent publications and events 

    Cross-Border Remittances Study 2016
    Cross-Border Remittances Study 2016 The World Bank estimates that in 2016 remittances from migrant workers to developing countries will be worth USD 440 billion. More than twice that of foreign aid. Remittances play a critical role in supporting the welfare for many individuals and households in developing countries. Moreover, remittances can contribute to economic growth, with research indicating that it can have a greater…
    Why use accounts: Understanding account usage through a consumer lens
    Why use accounts: Understanding account usage through a consumer lens Over the past five years, the move towards digital financial services and simplified account opening procedures has improved the take-up of accounts by the low-income sector. The 2014 Global Findex data highlighted that the number of people without access to formal accounts decreased from 2.5 billion in 2011 to 2 billion in 2014. Whilst recognised as a major achievement, it…
    Proportionate Regulatory Frameworks in Inclusive Insurance: Lessons from a Decade of Microinsurance Regulation
    Proportionate Regulatory Frameworks in Inclusive Insurance: Lessons from a Decade of Microinsurance Regulation It is slightly over a decade since the first microinsurance regulations were introduced in India in 2005. With at least 18 insurance supervisors having rolled out microinsurance regulations today, the landscape is now vastly different. In this milestone publication 'Proportionate Regulatory Frameworks in Inclusive Insurance: Lessons from a Decade of Microinsurance Regulation', the Acess to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) looks back at…
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