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Strong foundations: Assessing the role of the insurance sector in property market development
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]
Why are financial services not used more?
Many people don’t actively use formal financial services. Understanding why can render important policy insights. This note unpacks the various [...]
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with consumer data protection risks
Across industries, businesses are collecting, storing and using increasing amounts of consumer data. This has been made possible by the growth in [...]
What can behavioural science tell us about the financial decisions of women?
Women are significantly less likely to use formal banking services than men, due to a range of barriers to access and use. A lack of [...]
Biometrics and financial inclusion: A roadmap for implementing biometric identity systems in sub-Saharan Africa
The World Bank (2017) estimates that 1.1 billion people live without proof of identity. Nearly 50% of these people live in sub-Saharan Africa, where [...]
Inclusive Financial Integrity: Guidance Note
Countries in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region have been on a development curve in setting up effective Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combatting [...]
Behavioural interventions that advance financial inclusion
"A behavioural intervention is any customer interaction that has been explicitly designed to influence the financial decision (or behaviour) of an [...]
China Access to Insurance Diagnostic: A Market and Regulatory Analysis
This report contains the findings of a diagnostic study on the provision of microinsurance to rural workers in China. The study was commissioned by [...]
Regulating for innovation: How to encourage responsible market innovation
For regulators, the dual implications of innovation make it a critically important but challenging topic to address. Regulators with a mandate to [...]
MAP Zambia diagnostic and roadmap to financial inclusion
From 2009 to 2015 the proportion of adults, financially excluded from any financial service, decreased from 63% to 41% in Zambia, which exceeded the [...]