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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Labour unions and financial inclusion in South Africa
Labour unions and financial inclusion in South Africa How labour unions facilitate the provision of financial services for their members.   Labour unions play a critical role in improving the well-being of their members through promoting their rights in the workplace. These members often fall in the lower income market, which is stereotypically underserved by financial service providers. As an organising entity with bargaining power, access to a…
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#LiveStream: 10th Consultative Forum (2017)
#LiveStream: 10th Consultative Forum (2017) This is a reminder that the 10th Consultative Forum, on the topic of “Scaling up agricultural index insurance in Africa: Building disaster resilience of smallholder farmers” scheduled for the afternoon of 24th  and morning of 25th May 2017 at Common Wealth Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda, is almost here.
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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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13th International Microinsurance Conference
13th International Microinsurance Conference The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7-9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by APESEG in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.
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Making Access Possible (MAP) DRC
Making Access Possible (MAP) DRC The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be one of the most challenging environments for financial services. From both a provider and consumer perspective, infrastructure, a rapidly changing financial services landscape and regional disparities pose significant challenges to the market. In 2014, the Ministry of Finance formally requested UNCDF’s support for its ongoing financial inclusion agenda. It was agreed…
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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 has…
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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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    Labour unions and financial inclusion in South Africa
    Labour unions and financial inclusion in South Africa How labour unions facilitate the provision of financial services for their members.   Labour unions play a critical role in improving the well-being of their members through promoting their rights in the workplace. These members often fall in the lower income market, which is stereotypically underserved by financial service providers. As an organising entity with bargaining power, access to a…
    in Microinsurance
    #LiveStream: 10th Consultative Forum (2017)
    #LiveStream: 10th Consultative Forum (2017) This is a reminder that the 10th Consultative Forum, on the topic of “Scaling up agricultural index insurance in Africa: Building disaster resilience of smallholder farmers” scheduled for the afternoon of 24th  and morning of 25th May 2017 at Common Wealth Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda, is almost here.
    in Events
    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,…
    in MAP
    13th International Microinsurance Conference
    13th International Microinsurance Conference The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7-9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by APESEG in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.
    in Events
    Making Access Possible (MAP) DRC
    Making Access Possible (MAP) DRC The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be one of the most challenging environments for financial services. From both a provider and consumer perspective, infrastructure, a rapidly changing financial services landscape and regional disparities pose significant challenges to the market. In 2014, the Ministry of Finance formally requested UNCDF’s support for its ongoing financial inclusion agenda. It was agreed…
    in MAP
    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 has…
    in Microinsurance
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