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Doubell Chamberlain

Doubell is the founder and managing director of Cenfri. He has extensive experience in development strategy with a particular interest in digital transformation and financial sector development. His recent experience covers data for development, digital governance and transformation strategies, financial inclusion, microinsurance, AML/CFT, distribution of financial services and regulatory framework design. He is also a leader in conceptualising diagnostic methodology and employing the diagnostic tool to answer policy questions and to formulate evidence-based, consultative, market-development strategies.

Doubell has worked extensively across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

A development economist by training, Doubell is a specialist in financial inclusion innovation, financial sector policy and regulatory strategy, access to financial services and making markets work for low-income individuals.

  • MCom Development Economics (cum laude), Stellenbosch University
  • BCom (Honours) in Economics (cum laude), Stellenbosch University and Free University of Amsterdam
  • BCom (Mathematical statistics), Stellenbosch University
Recent Work by Doubell Chamberlain
Building the fundamentals of a welfare-enhancing digitalised economy
Digitalisation per se has marginal impact; the crux is the way it is leveraged and implemented. We need a better understanding of how digi...
Then and now: Is Ethiopia at an inflection point after 15 years of insurance underdevelopment?
Very little has changed in the Ethiopian insurance industry over the last fifteen years but there is a po...
Reaching for the future, searching for a vision for Africa’s digital economy
Digitalisation is disrupting markets and economic structures globally, and even advanced economies do not have a clear view of the new economy...
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of insurance in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms. These digital platforms (also known as multi-sided platforms...