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Where are the flows? Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa
Remittance flows represent an increasingly important source of income for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Between 2012 and 2015, formal flows steadily grew [...]
A-trader: Promoting investment and savings with robo-advisor services
A case study on DataHack4FI Innovation Award winner for Tanzania  A-trader seeks to assist fellow Tanzanians in reaching their financial and [...]
Voluntary take-up: The holy grail of microinsurance
Last week, Cenfri was in Brussels to present at the BRS microfinance lunch on what we deem to be the holy grail of microinsurance – voluntary [...]
The rise of African digital platforms
Early findings from our African digital platforms and the future of financial services research An increasingly digital and connected Africa is [...]
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 [...]