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What’s the fuss? The rise of behavioural science for development
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the world are asking individuals to stay at home. Lockdown, self-isolation and quarantine are becoming [...]
The impact of COVID-19 on digitisation in the insurance sector in sub-Saharan Africa
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a number of existing challenges in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) insurance industry and has placed further [...]
Nigeria’s proposed e-hailing tax could stifle innovation and dampen gig workers’ livelihoods
Digital platforms are a quick and convenient way to match prospective customers to gig workers, and more than 50% of a surveyed sample of mobility [...]
Insurers can play a key role in getting societies back to work
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, insurance should be a primary mechanism for many people across the world to cope. Instead, the limited [...]
The impact of COVID-19 on African insurance markets
Challenges and opportunities for insurance providers and regulators across sub-Saharan Africa  The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying restrictions [...]
The detrimental effects of COVID-19 and lockdown on the livelihoods of female-headed households in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
In our previous article we took a first look at the different ways in which COVID-19 and its associated economic measures impact men and women in [...]
A trial by fire
What is financial inclusion contributing in the face of COVID-19 and how do we measure it? The COVID-19 pandemic rages like a bushfire across the [...]
Sizing the ‘grey economy’: Using geospatial data to uncover the true extent of the MSME sector in emerging markets
The micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector is arguably the biggest employer in many economies, particularly in the developing world. It’s [...]
Capitec holds true to its slogan “Its Banking Just Simpler” by removing proof of address
Despite the growing redundancy of the proof of address requirement, it continues to present an obstacle to the unbanked and underbanked populations [...]
When digital payment goes viral: lessons from COVID-19’s impact on mobile money in Rwanda
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many African governments have implemented policy changes and lockdowns to prevent the further spread of the [...]