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The rise of African digital platforms
Early findings from our African digital platforms and the future of financial services research An increasingly digital and connected Africa is providing new ways for entrepreneurs and consumers to participate in the economy. To better understand the related opportunities and challenges, the i2i facility has embarked on a journey across eight African markets to explore: [...]
Understanding the usage of financial services in Southern Africa
The recent 2017 Findex findings have [...]
Can the usage issue in financial inclusion be solved?
Recent Findex findings show that [...]
African digital platforms and the future of financial products
As societies and economies change, so [...]
Building concrete markets: The role of insurance in property markets in Africa
The housing shortfall in Africa is [...]
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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 [...]
Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency
The release of Bitcoin in 2008 triggered the emergence of digital currencies to disrupt and [...]
25th SWIFT African Regional Conference
On 20-22 June over 500 leading financial services executives from over 40 countries across Africa [...]
Barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa
The barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) series is a set of seven notes exploring [...]
Workshop on third-party cell captives as an enabler for transformation in the insurance sector in South Africa
The Financial Sector Charter seeks to transform the insurance sector so that all South Africans can [...]
13th Consultative Forum 2018 on Mobile Insurance and InsurTech
The African Insurance Organisation, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), [...]