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Christiaan Loots


Christiaan has extensive data and quantitative analytics experience, particularly with FinScope. Since joining Cenfri as a researcher in June 2012, he’s been involved in a variety of projects, ranging from research on the informality of microinsurance in South Africa to exploring opportunities for financial inclusion in Nigeria.

He’s been a key member on project teams like the following:

  • The team that conducted the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar diagnostic during 2013, which developed a new analytical framework, including target markets, and that captured the inter-relationships between the usage of credit, savings, insurance and payments
  • The project management team for a market update of the South African credit insurance market
  • The team that conducted the Programme Completion Review for the DFID Nigeria advocacy programme ENABLE, as well as a cross-country review of risks, costs and incentives inherent in FSD programmes in Africa

Before joining Cenfri, Christiaan was involved in various aspects of retail credit risk management as a credit risk analyst at a leading catalogue marketing company, operating throughout Southern Africa.

Qualifications
  • Master’s in economics, Stellenbosch University
  • BCom (Honours) in economics, Stellenbosch University
  • Bachelor degree in management sciences, Stellenbosch University
Recent Content by Christiaan Loots
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 th...
Client Insights focus note
Alternative data sources and analytical methodologies. The focus of this note is on the increasing adoption by the private...
What use is financial inclusion, when you can’t pay the bills?
The 2017 budget, unveiled by the Minister of Finance Honourable Felix Mutati in Zambia earlier this month incorporates new austerity measures but has [...]
Data and analytics for business decision-making: Adoption and maturity
Client insights scoping series: Note 1. Evolution of analytics for business decision-making. This note is based on desktop...
Regulating for inclusive insurance markets in SADC
SADC faces high levels of exclusion in insurance. It is therefore appropriate for SADC supervisors to pursue inclusive insurance markets based on i...