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Kate Rinehart-Smit

Since joining Cenfri in 2016, Kate has been involved in projects spanning several thematic areas, including:

  • The potential of insurance to contribute to inclusive growth
  • The use of data in financial service providers’ decision-making
  • Using data to inform rural agent management strategies
  • Behavioural interventions that advance financial inclusion
  • DataHack4FI
  • What drives consumers to use financial services

Prior to Cenfri, Kate worked as a programme coordinator for Truelift, a global trust mark that signifies commitment to enduring change for people affected by poverty. Before that, she helped design and launch a pilot study on child trafficking with Seva Mandir and Child Fund in Udaipur, India; and she worked on a mobile health technology project in Haiti, with the University of Texas Health Centre.

  • Bachelor of Arts in international studies (with a focus on Africa), Southern Methodist University
  • Master’s in development studies, University of Cape Town

Recent Content by Kate Rinehart-Smit
What we’ve learnt about the risk protection gap in sub-Saharan Africa by engaging with FinScope consumer data
A significant portion of the population in Africa is underinsured, leaving them exposed to risks and unable t...
Is there a case for for-purpose remittances?
This report reveals the findings from our qualitative and quantitative research with remittance senders who l...
The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth....
The application of behavioural interventions
As we explore how behavioural science can narrow the gap between customer intention and customer action, we have started to look at examples from s...
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...
Understanding the usage of financial services in Southern Africa
The recent 2017 Findex findings have triggered another round of important discussions on usage in financial inclusion. They highlight that, in the ...