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About us


Cenfri is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank. As recognised thought leaders on matters relating to financial-sector development in emerging markets, we generate deep insights and solve complex development problems.

As recognised thought leaders, we have worked across 35 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, on matters relating to financial-sector development in emerging markets, we generate deep insights and solve complex development problems.

Cenfri supports financial inclusion and financial-sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of  financial services. Since 2008, we do this by conducting research, providing advice, multi-year programmes, bespoke consulting projects, capacity-building, as well as innovation support for high-impact business models for regulators, donors, financial service providers (FSPs) and other parties that operate in the low-income market.

Our vision is a world where all people can live their financial and digital lives optimally, thereby unlocking growth, development and welfare in their lives and in economies. Our purpose is to empower people to solve problems that matter – to create ideas and solutions that have lasting impact.