Latest Publications

Decoding the customer: First impressions from a more granular approach to client typology

Decoding the customers - First impressions from a more granular understanding of client typology is the first note to be published from the MAP Global Insights series, and unpacks the target market segmentation approach that is central to programme’s client-centric analytical methodology, providing a clear and concise look at the emerging cross-country customer typologies and the implications for donors, policymakers, and providers in this regard.

Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar: Agricultural Finance Summary Note

Cenfri with support from the Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) and funding from UNCDF conducted a Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) diagnostic study in Myanmar. The study identified the key role that agricultural plays in the country and a separate summary note on agricultural finance in Myanmar was developed. This note provides recommendation on how to increase access to, as well as the quality and depth of, financial services for the two market segments that most directly impact on the agricultural sector: Farmers and Farm workers.

Women on the move: Harnessing the economic forces of cross-border mobility in ASEAN

In February 2015, Cenfri in partnership with the UNCDF SHIFT programme drafted a focus note on the role of remittances in women economic empowerment for the Third AMNEP (Australia-Mekong NGO Engagement Platform) Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum focused on financial inclusion in the ASEAN region. The purpose of the conference was to discuss ‘Women’s Labour Mobility in the Mekong’ to enable policy exchange and mutual learning on issues around this topic.

Managing risk while facilitating innovation: The case of m-insurance in Zambia

As part of a series of case studies commissioned by FinMark Trust, Bankable Frontiers Associates (BFA) and Cenfri conducted a rapid assessment of the market and regulatory landscape for mobile microinsurance (m-insurance) initiatives in Zambia.

 

This paper builds on two previous case studies investigating the rise of m-insurance (i.e. microinsurance sold through mobile phones) in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. These studies highlighted that while m-insurance initiatives have the potential to enhance access to insurance, they presents unique risks which, if not adequately addressed, can have negative consequences for financial inclusion and market development. The case studies also proposed a risk assessment framework to assist regulators in assessing the validity and sufficiency of new m-insurance initiatives in their markets. 

 
Latest Publications

Decoding the customer: First impressions from a more granular approach to client typology

Decoding the customers - First impressions from a more granular understanding of client typology is the first note to be published from the MAP Global Insights series, and unpacks the target market segmentation approach that is central to programme’s client-centric analytical methodology, providing a clear and concise look at the emerging cross-country customer typologies and the implications for donors, policymakers, and providers in this regard.

Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar: Agricultural Finance Summary Note

Cenfri with support from the Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) and funding from UNCDF conducted a Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) diagnostic study in Myanmar. The study identified the key role that agricultural plays in the country and a separate summary note on agricultural finance in Myanmar was developed. This note provides recommendation on how to increase access to, as well as the quality and depth of, financial services for the two market segments that most directly impact on the agricultural sector: Farmers and Farm workers.

Women on the move: Harnessing the economic forces of cross-border mobility in ASEAN

In February 2015, Cenfri in partnership with the UNCDF SHIFT programme drafted a focus note on the role of remittances in women economic empowerment for the Third AMNEP (Australia-Mekong NGO Engagement Platform) Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum focused on financial inclusion in the ASEAN region. The purpose of the conference was to discuss ‘Women’s Labour Mobility in the Mekong’ to enable policy exchange and mutual learning on issues around this topic.

Managing risk while facilitating innovation: The case of m-insurance in Zambia

As part of a series of case studies commissioned by FinMark Trust, Bankable Frontiers Associates (BFA) and Cenfri conducted a rapid assessment of the market and regulatory landscape for mobile microinsurance (m-insurance) initiatives in Zambia.

 

This paper builds on two previous case studies investigating the rise of m-insurance (i.e. microinsurance sold through mobile phones) in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. These studies highlighted that while m-insurance initiatives have the potential to enhance access to insurance, they presents unique risks which, if not adequately addressed, can have negative consequences for financial inclusion and market development. The case studies also proposed a risk assessment framework to assist regulators in assessing the validity and sufficiency of new m-insurance initiatives in their markets. 

 

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