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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
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 [...]
Equal access in ASEAN – illusion or reality?
This blog series stimulates a broader discussion on gendered financial inclusion in ASEAN. We examine why women’s access to financial services [...]
Completing the picture in ASEAN
This blog series seeks to generate a broader discussion on the data that is needed to close the gender gap in financial inclusion in ASEAN. A [...]
Customer views on abuses in the informal funeral parlour market in South Africa
Funeral parlours and burial societies deliver value to consumers by meeting essential functional needs, but also by meeting social and cultural nee...