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MSMEs financing in Africa  
A framework for enabling access to finance for MSMEs in Africa    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been cited as one of the strongest drivers of economic development, job creation and innovation. Yet one of the biggest constraints stifling MSMEs growth, particularly in Africa, is the difficulty associated with accessing finance (Bruhn et al., [...]
Eswatini’s National Payment System Vision 2025
Eswatini’s journey towards revolutionising its [...]
Insurers and capital market development
What can be done to unlock the role of insurers in developing [...]
From product provider to trusted risk advisor
Unlocking the SME insurance market through a holistic approach to [...]
Regulating for innovation: A supervisory toolkit
A supervisory toolkit to help regulators navigate their role and [...]
Digital platforms supporting MSMEs through Africa’s COVID-19 crisis
The global COVID-19 pandemic has [...]
Assessing risks with limited actuaries
The versatile proportionate risk assessment tool developed by The [...]
Africa: New toolkit may unlock access to financial services
Hundreds of millions of people globally [...]
Building African insurance market resilience
The need to build greater resilience in Africa and globally has been [...]
Driving digital financial services with behavioural science
After conducting a systematic review of [...]
Africa’s insurance fails to deliver on COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a [...]

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Harnessing African insurance markets to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 4th Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Africa Market Event will translate the United [...]
6th Eastern and Southern Africa regional conference on inclusive insurance
The 2021 Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conference on Inclusive Insurance was part of the [...]
COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters
Research suggests that COVID-19 has widened gender gaps and impacted women’s risk profile, [...]
Proportionate risk assessment webinar
Proportionate Risk Assessment – The International Actuarial Association (IAA) Risk Tool in [...]
Are labour regimes keeping up with the gig economy?
The world of work is changing rapidly and the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating it. Less than two [...]
Insurance innovation dialogue
This event is hosted by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) of Uganda in collaboration [...]
Practical ways to better serve female customers
CGAP, in partnership with Cenfri and with support from SECO,  presented a two-part webinar series [...]
Unlocking women’s financial inclusion in Africa
CGAP, in partnership with Cenfri and with support from SECO, presented a two-part webinar series [...]