Financial policy and regulatory strategy

Cenfri seeks to utilise our expertise in a variety of financial sectors, in advising the development of inclusion-friendly financial sector policy and regulation. We therefore seek to position the work we do on any specific component of the financial sector within the broader financial policy and regulatory framework, and within a clear understanding of market dynamics and trends.

 

Cenfri also follows a 'making markets work for the poor' methodology in the financial sector and, therefore, seeks to leverage all players (including commercial FSPs) towards providing financial services to lower-income households. While much of our work focuses on policy and regulatory outcomes, we do this in support of private financial sector development. 

 

Please view our recent publications in financial policy and regulatory strategy:

 

Finance Forward Volume III Issue II
Finance Forward Volume III Issue II To formulate informed strategies, individuals and institutions aim to understand the recent trends, driving forces and issues within the context of their work. However, in the current globalised world with its intrinsic interconnectivity and complex systems we suffer from the dilemma of an increasing amount of information available and a diminishing amount of time available to absorb it.  Enter Finance Forward, which approaches the field of inclusive financial services in Africa and synthesises disparate ideas…
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  • Country Cameroon
  • Institution Cenfri
  • Date Published 2013
  • Document Type Environmental Scans
Finance Forward Volume III Issue I
Finance Forward Volume III Issue I History teaches us that many times breakthroughs in science, art, business and technology originate not in finding exactly what we’re looking for, but through serendipity – that combination of accidents and sagacity that leads us to discover new ideas in places we were not looking – or perhaps where we were looking for something else.   The Finance Forward series has embraced this concept by not focusing specifically on the topic of financial inclusion, but…
Additional Info
  • Country Cameroon
  • Institution Cenfri
  • Date Published 2012
  • Document Type Environmental Scans
Standards Setting Bodies (SSBs) and Financial Inclusion (2011)
The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) commissioned a study to investigate the challenges and opportunities to financial inclusion faced by five different developing countries in applying international standards as set by five main Standards setting bodies (SSBs). The countries covered in the study were Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa while the SSBs considered include the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision (BCBS), the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Committee on Payments…
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  • Country Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Kenya
  • Institution Cenfri
  • Date Published 2012
  • Document Type Case studies, Synthesis Documents
Finance Forward Volume II
Finance Forward Volume II We are happy  to present the second edition of Finance Forward, an environmental scanning document which looks at forces shaping inclusive financial services in Africa (and beyond).   The benefit of periodically scanning the business, economic, social, technological, physical, and political environments in the background of the “system” of financial inclusion is that we can continue to monitor and understand the implications of further developments in these trends and act upon our learning. We scanned…
Additional Info
  • Country Cameroon
  • Institution Cenfri
  • Date Published 2012, 2011
  • Document Type Environmental Scans
Finance Forward Volume I
With Finance Forward, Cenfri takes a wide-angle view of the forces shaping inclusive financial services in Africa. In this environmental scanning document, we present a snapshot of important ideas emerging in the business, economic, social, technological, physical and political spheres during the second quarter of 2010. Finance Forward identifies four major themes and follows them through several interconnected environments and issues. Drawn from a robust stream of periodicals, Finance Forward encourages a broad awareness of…
Additional Info
  • Country Cameroon
  • Institution Cenfri
  • Date Published 2011
  • Document Type Environmental Scans
  • More Policy and Regulatory Strategy Articles
     

    Financial policy and regulatory strategy

    Cenfri seeks to utilise our expertise in a variety of financial sectors, in advising the development of inclusion-friendly financial sector policy and regulation. We therefore seek to position the work we do on any specific component of the financial sector within the broader financial policy and regulatory framework, and within a clear understanding of market dynamics and trends.

     

    Cenfri also follows a 'making markets work for the poor' methodology in the financial sector and, therefore, seeks to leverage all players (including commercial FSPs) towards providing financial services to lower-income households. While much of our work focuses on policy and regulatory outcomes, we do this in support of private financial sector development. 

     

    Please view our recent publications in financial policy and regulatory strategy:

     

    Finance Forward Volume III Issue II
    Finance Forward Volume III Issue II To formulate informed strategies, individuals and institutions aim to understand the recent trends, driving forces and issues within the context of their work. However, in the current globalised world with its intrinsic interconnectivity and complex systems we suffer from the dilemma of an increasing amount of information available and a diminishing amount of time available to absorb it.  Enter Finance Forward, which approaches the field of inclusive financial services in Africa and synthesises disparate ideas…
    Additional Info
    • Country Cameroon
    • Institution Cenfri
    • Date Published 2013
    • Document Type Environmental Scans
    Finance Forward Volume III Issue I
    Finance Forward Volume III Issue I History teaches us that many times breakthroughs in science, art, business and technology originate not in finding exactly what we’re looking for, but through serendipity – that combination of accidents and sagacity that leads us to discover new ideas in places we were not looking – or perhaps where we were looking for something else.   The Finance Forward series has embraced this concept by not focusing specifically on the topic of financial inclusion, but…
    Additional Info
    • Country Cameroon
    • Institution Cenfri
    • Date Published 2012
    • Document Type Environmental Scans
    Standards Setting Bodies (SSBs) and Financial Inclusion (2011)
    The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) commissioned a study to investigate the challenges and opportunities to financial inclusion faced by five different developing countries in applying international standards as set by five main Standards setting bodies (SSBs). The countries covered in the study were Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa while the SSBs considered include the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision (BCBS), the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Committee on Payments…
    Additional Info
    • Country Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Kenya
    • Institution Cenfri
    • Date Published 2012
    • Document Type Case studies, Synthesis Documents
    Finance Forward Volume II
    Finance Forward Volume II We are happy  to present the second edition of Finance Forward, an environmental scanning document which looks at forces shaping inclusive financial services in Africa (and beyond).   The benefit of periodically scanning the business, economic, social, technological, physical, and political environments in the background of the “system” of financial inclusion is that we can continue to monitor and understand the implications of further developments in these trends and act upon our learning. We scanned…
    Additional Info
    • Country Cameroon
    • Institution Cenfri
    • Date Published 2012, 2011
    • Document Type Environmental Scans
    Finance Forward Volume I
    With Finance Forward, Cenfri takes a wide-angle view of the forces shaping inclusive financial services in Africa. In this environmental scanning document, we present a snapshot of important ideas emerging in the business, economic, social, technological, physical and political spheres during the second quarter of 2010. Finance Forward identifies four major themes and follows them through several interconnected environments and issues. Drawn from a robust stream of periodicals, Finance Forward encourages a broad awareness of…
    Additional Info
    • Country Cameroon
    • Institution Cenfri
    • Date Published 2011
    • Document Type Environmental Scans
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