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Bizfundi: Improving credit access through tailored business advice
Targeting small businesses with personalised business advice and predicting successful loan applications Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in economic development, but they face challenges in accessing finance. This case study explores a Tanzanian initiative that aims to support MSMEs - particularly those owned by women and youth - by [...]
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of insurance in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence [...]
Proof of Address must fall
We all know that sinking feeling when the bank tells you that the [...]
To share or not to share
Against the backdrop of the financial sector playing a key role in [...]
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Cape Talk podcast: Proof of Address must fall
This week Barry Cooper joined the John Maytham show on Cape Talk Radio to discuss why proof of [...]
14th International Microinsurance Network (IMC)
Inclusive insurance for emerging markets   The #14thIMC took place in Lusaka, Zambia, [...]
Microfinance lunch break with BRS
We joined BRS for its 17th Microfinance lunch break, which focused on the challenging work of [...]
Webinar: Property markets and insurance
Assessing the role of the insurance sector in property market development   Unlocking and [...]
Workshop: Ghana Insurance for Development
This workshop will be co-hosted in partnership with DFID, and it is based on the findings from the [...]
Hot off the press with Into Africa
A publication for Capital Markets in Africa Digitalisation: Africa's future "Across Africa, [...]
New partnership: FSD Africa and Access to Insurance Initiative
Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) have [...]
Workshop: Nigeria Insurance for Growth Study
This workshop will be co-hosted in partnership with EFInA, and it is based on the findings from the [...]