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The privatisation of governance
Just a few years ago, there were strict rules about who was allowed to provide which services in what countries, with national governments controlling the products and services offered in their jurisdictions. Things have changed. Take the financial sector. Typically, a global player would either have to work via a correspondent institution domiciled locally or set up a local [...]
Insurers: It’s about risk rather than rules
Why supervising risk, rather than rules, matters when developing [...]
MSMEs financing in Africa  
A framework for enabling access to finance for MSMEs in [...]
Holistic interventions for MSME resilience 
A guidebook using nine Asian countries (Cambodia, India, Laos, [...]
Eswatini’s National Payment System Vision 2025
Eswatini’s journey towards revolutionising its [...]
Rethinking governance in a digital age
WIRED: Social media CEOs hearing can't defend their business [...]
Insurers and capital market development
What can be done to unlock the role of insurers in developing [...]
Platforms for employment
Leveraging digital labour platforms to provide jobs for graduates in [...]

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Harnessing African insurance markets to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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6th Eastern and Southern Africa regional conference on inclusive insurance
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COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters
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