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The curious case of migration and remittances in SSA
Migration is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), both in terms of migrants going to live abroad as well as  within the region. With an ever-increasing need among these migrants to frequently and securely send money back home to support their networks of dependants, one would expect formal remittance flows in the region to rise proportionally with migrant flows. Yet this [...]
Making consumers interoperable: Biometrics and financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa
A recent study by the World Bank shows [...]
Using technology to build loyalty among insurance customers
Mary is the owner of a small business [...]
Beyond the numbers: Tailoring insurance cover for MSMEs
Micro, small and medium-sized [...]
Regulating for innovation: How to encourage responsible market innovation
For regulators, the dual implications [...]
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What can behavioural science tell us about the financial decisions of women?
Women are significantly less likely to use formal banking services than men, due to a range of [...]
Where are the flows? Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan African
Remittance flows represent an increasingly important source of income for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). [...]
Biometrics and financial inclusion: A roadmap for implementing biometric identity systems in sub-Saharan Africa
The World Bank (2017) estimates that 1.1 billion people live without proof of identity. Nearly 50% [...]
Inclusive Financial Integrity: Guidance Note
Countries in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region have been on a development curve in setting up [...]
China Access to Insurance Diagnostic: A Market and Regulatory Analysis
This report contains the findings of a diagnostic study on the provision of microinsurance to rural [...]
Regulating for innovation: How to encourage responsible market innovation
For regulators, the dual implications of innovation make it a critically important but challenging [...]
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13th Consultative Forum 2018 – Mobile Insurance and InsurTech: rising to the regulatory challenge
The African Insurance Organisation, the International Association of Insurance [...]

19 April 2018
UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) Conference
The United Nations and Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, co-hosted the [...]

18 April 2018
IDRC partners with i2i DataHack4FI to empower women and youth
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has partnered with [...]

11 April 2018