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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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The role of insurance regulators in dealing with consumer data protection risks
Across industries, businesses are collecting, storing and using increasing amounts of consumer [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]

23 May 2018
13th Consultative Forum 2018 on Mobile Insurance and InsurTech
The African Insurance Organisation, the International Association of Insurance [...]

9 May 2018
6th Annual Roundtable of the Leaders of the AFI African Financial Inclusion Policy Initiative (AfPI)
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and the Banque Centrale de la République de [...]

9 May 2018