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Illicit financial flows: A financial integrity perspective
How do we understand illicit financial flows from a financial integrity perspective?  Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are understood to have a [...]
Understanding the usage of financial services in Southern Africa
The recent 2017 Findex findings have triggered another round of important discussions on usage in financial inclusion. They highlight that, in the [...]
Can the usage issue in financial inclusion be solved?
Recent Findex findings show that account ownership has increased, globally. But more people than ever are not using their accounts. And while digital [...]
African digital platforms and the future of financial products
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them. Financial products help us manage our lives. They enable us to [...]
Building concrete markets: The role of insurance in property markets in Africa
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]
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 [...]
Making consumers interoperable: Biometrics and financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa
A recent study by the World Bank shows that as many as 1.1 billion people live without basic proof of identity. Being able to prove one’s identity [...]
Using technology to build loyalty among insurance customers
Mary is the owner of a small business in Blantyre, Malawi, and the main breadwinner for her family. To support her family in the event that something [...]
Beyond the numbers: Tailoring insurance cover for MSMEs
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the lifeblood of most economies globally. They are recognised as one of the primary engines for [...]
Using behavioural interventions to improve uptake and usage of financial products
Astute business executives know that their customers are not the rational decision makers that economic models presume them to be. People often make [...]