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Albert van der Linden


Since joining Cenfri in January 2015, Albert has been involved with Making Access Possible (MAP) in Cambodia, Malawi and Nepal – a multi-country initiative that seeks to advance financial inclusion. He has also provided support on a funeral parlour project, assessing regulatory options for the Financial Services Board (FSB).

Upon joining Cenfri, he had spent a year in Canada as an independent economic consultant for HS Business Solutions. He had also worked on:

  • An economic landscaping study for the Overberg region
  • A marketing strategy for the renewable energy sector in Atlantis
  • An SMME business potential study for the department of tourism and development
Qualifications 
  • Master’s in economics, Stellenbosch University
  • Honours degree in economics, Stellenbosch University

 

Recent Content by Albert van der Linden
The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth....
Proof of Address must fall
We all know that sinking feeling when the bank tells you that the proof of address you brought does not meet the required standard. You then have t...
Illicit financial flows: A financial integrity perspective
How do we understand illicit financial flows from a financial integrity perspective?  ...
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, wher...
Jumping to conclusions
Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? Probably not. But you’d know one if you saw it. It’s the technique that high jumpers use when jumping [...]