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 participates in 7th Insurance Distribution Conference
Insurtech influence across emerging markets at the Cover conference in Cape Town on 1 September 2017.   The business of microinsurance is hard. Microinsurance delivery has proven to be nearly impossible, and the challenges that insurers are facing are different from those experienced in the traditional insurance business in developed economies. Such challenges include:   imperfect or inadequate knowledge of the…
Regional workshop on money laundering and terrorist financing: GIABA
Cenfri recently participated in 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.   The workshop was targeted at senior officials responsible for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance in financial…
Inclusive insurance business models for Africa regional conference
Cenfri recently participated in the 4th Inclusive insurance business models for Africa regional learning sessions in Kigali, Rwanda.   The event was a combination of high-quality training and plenary sessions aimed at sharing insights on inclusive insurance business models that are making access to low-income market segments in Africa possible.   Around 100 international and regional participants and experts exchanged…
Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals
Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals How insurance contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   In 2015, the UN adopted a far-reaching resolution intended to transform the world. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals seeks to complete what the Millennium Development Goals did not achieve, particularly in reaching the most vulnerable. Inclusive insurance, as a risk protection mechanism, can arguably support…
The role of inclusive insurance in risk reduction
The role of inclusive insurance in risk reduction The Microinsurance Network’s 2017 member meeting brought together over 70 microinsurance experts from across the globe to discuss sector trends, share lessons learned over the past year and identify future focus areas. The meeting was opened by Mr. Romain Schneider, Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, who reaffirmed the Government of Luxembourg’s ongoing commitment to supporting financial inclusion worldwide.
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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 news, publications and events

    News, publications and events

    Cenfri participates in 7th Insurance Distribution Conference
    Insurtech influence across emerging markets at the Cover conference in Cape Town on 1 September 2017.   The business of microinsurance is hard. Microinsurance delivery has proven to be nearly impossible, and the challenges that insurers are facing are different from those experienced in the traditional insurance business in developed economies. Such challenges include:   imperfect or inadequate knowledge of the…
    Regional workshop on money laundering and terrorist financing: GIABA
    Cenfri recently participated in 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.   The workshop was targeted at senior officials responsible for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance in financial…
    Inclusive insurance business models for Africa regional conference
    Cenfri recently participated in the 4th Inclusive insurance business models for Africa regional learning sessions in Kigali, Rwanda.   The event was a combination of high-quality training and plenary sessions aimed at sharing insights on inclusive insurance business models that are making access to low-income market segments in Africa possible.   Around 100 international and regional participants and experts exchanged…
    Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals
    Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals How insurance contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   In 2015, the UN adopted a far-reaching resolution intended to transform the world. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals seeks to complete what the Millennium Development Goals did not achieve, particularly in reaching the most vulnerable. Inclusive insurance, as a risk protection mechanism, can arguably support…
    The role of inclusive insurance in risk reduction
    The role of inclusive insurance in risk reduction The Microinsurance Network’s 2017 member meeting brought together over 70 microinsurance experts from across the globe to discuss sector trends, share lessons learned over the past year and identify future focus areas. The meeting was opened by Mr. Romain Schneider, Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, who reaffirmed the Government of Luxembourg’s ongoing commitment to supporting financial inclusion worldwide.
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