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The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of financial services in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms, which connect buyers and sellers of goods and services and allow them to seamlessly [...]
Staying healthy
The need for complementary private health insurance offerings in sub-Saharan Africa For many Africans, the ability to withstand and recover from [...]
The power of individuals
Why formal institutions aren’t the only ones driving Africa’s innovation and fintech space There’s been a lot of well-deserved attention on [...]
What we’ve learnt about the risk protection gap in sub-Saharan Africa from Finscope consumer data
A significant portion of the population in Africa is underinsured, leaving them exposed to risks and unable to manage and recover from them. Less [...]
Digital platforms: unlocking economic inclusion in the rising era of smart mobility in Africa
The movement of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population will be shaped by digital technologies in the era of smart mobility. Smart mobility [...]
What do we really know about digital solutions catalysing agribusiness in Africa for women?
Nearly US$3 billion has been generated through agribusiness in Africa, touching the lives of over 33 million users of digital solutions in this [...]
The importance of indicators in combatting illicit financial flows
The problem of illicit financial flows is recognised in the SDGs yet little progress has been made in combatting them Illicit financial flows (IFFs) [...]
Reaching for the future, searching for a vision for Africa’s digital economy
Digitalisation is disrupting markets and economic structures globally, and even advanced economies do not have a clear view of the new economy and [...]
Exploring Africa’s digital platforms: Insurance in e-hailing
In recent years the platform economy has rapidly transformed various economic sectors such as hospitality, ecommerce and transportation. One of the [...]
Four things we learned at the 2019 Seamless Southern Africa Conference
Understanding the state of digital payments in sub-Saharan Africa. The Seamless Southern Africa conference took place in Cape Town, South Africa, [...]