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Our research explores the role of the financial sector and financial services in improving societal outcomes

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Latest insights
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of financial services in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms, which connect buyers and sellers of goods and services and allow them to seamlessly transact with one another online. The platform economy is expected to grow to USD405 billion by 2030, more than double from USD204 billion in 2018, with most of this growth coming from emerging markets. insight2impact’s scan of [...]
Staying healthy
The need for complementary private health insurance offerings in [...]
The power of individuals
Why formal institutions aren’t the only ones driving Africa’s [...]
Latest events
Inclusive Fintech Forum
On Wednesday 26 February, Cenfri is hosting the inaugural Inclusive Fintech Forum. Each quarter [...]
Workshop: Climate risk data and modelling for Africa
This brainstorming workshop is co-hosted by Santam, FSD Africa and InsuResilience The rise in [...]
Webinar: The potential of cell captive insurance
Cenfri will be hosting a virtual workshop on the potential of cell captive insurance for [...]
15th Microinsurance Conference
How can insurance contribute to broader policy and development objectives? How can data be used to [...]
Exploring barriers to remittances: Recommendations and action
The Global Forum on Migration and Development  Remittance flows represent an increasingly [...]
Inclusive finance workshop: Kenya
Tapping the potential of the unmet financial needs of Kenyans This workshop was hosted in [...]
The advent of the digital economy highlights the importance of identity
Nearly half a billion adults in Africa lack access to identification documents undermining crucial [...]
The ID4Africa movement highlights the importance identity ecosystems
The fourth industrial revolution and the growth of the digital economy has the potential to create [...]