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The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth. DFID partnered with the World Bank, FSDA and Cenfri to conduct a series of diagnostics in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda to understand how insurance market development can contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. The diagnostics explore the insurance sector’s role from [...]
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