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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Cenfri presenting at GIABA regional workshop on money laundering and terrorist financing
Cenfri presenting at GIABA regional workshop on money laundering and terrorist financing From 2 to 4 August 2017, Cenfri is participating at the Inter-Governmental Action against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) regional workshop on money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risk assessment for financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professionals (DNFBPs) in Senegal.
Funding the Frontier
Funding the Frontier The Link Between Inclusive Insurance Markets, Growth and Poverty Reduction   There has been considerable emphasis in development circles on the way insurance markets can contribute to poverty reduction by helping the poor to preserve assets and mitigate the effects of financial shocks, thereby reducing vulnerability. There has also been significant effort to promote microinsurance to low-income people. However, less…
The role of InsurTech in microinsurance: How is InsurTech addressing 5 challenges in microinsurance?
The role of InsurTech in microinsurance: How is InsurTech addressing 5 challenges in microinsurance? How is InsurTech addressing five challenges in microinsurance in emerging markets?   The business of insurance is hard. Microinsurance delivery has proven to be nearly impossible. Despite almost two decades of focus on the under and uninsured, microinsurance reaches just under 300 million people across the developing world. This is only around 10% of the potential market for insurance. While…
Making Access Possible (MAP) Madagascar
Making Access Possible (MAP) Madagascar The island state of Madagascar has a largely agrarian population vulnerable to the extremes of nature: 72% of adults depend on agriculture, more than 4.2m adults experienced a climate-related shock in the past year, and at least 40% report being uncertain about whether they will have food going forward. Madagascar ranks 154 out of 188 on the human development index,…
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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.

     

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    Cenfri presenting at GIABA regional workshop on money laundering and terrorist financing
    Cenfri presenting at GIABA regional workshop on money laundering and terrorist financing From 2 to 4 August 2017, Cenfri is participating at the Inter-Governmental Action against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) regional workshop on money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risk assessment for financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professionals (DNFBPs) in Senegal.
    Funding the Frontier
    Funding the Frontier The Link Between Inclusive Insurance Markets, Growth and Poverty Reduction   There has been considerable emphasis in development circles on the way insurance markets can contribute to poverty reduction by helping the poor to preserve assets and mitigate the effects of financial shocks, thereby reducing vulnerability. There has also been significant effort to promote microinsurance to low-income people. However, less…
    The role of InsurTech in microinsurance: How is InsurTech addressing 5 challenges in microinsurance?
    The role of InsurTech in microinsurance: How is InsurTech addressing 5 challenges in microinsurance? How is InsurTech addressing five challenges in microinsurance in emerging markets?   The business of insurance is hard. Microinsurance delivery has proven to be nearly impossible. Despite almost two decades of focus on the under and uninsured, microinsurance reaches just under 300 million people across the developing world. This is only around 10% of the potential market for insurance. While…
    Making Access Possible (MAP) Madagascar
    Making Access Possible (MAP) Madagascar The island state of Madagascar has a largely agrarian population vulnerable to the extremes of nature: 72% of adults depend on agriculture, more than 4.2m adults experienced a climate-related shock in the past year, and at least 40% report being uncertain about whether they will have food going forward. Madagascar ranks 154 out of 188 on the human development index,…
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