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Kate Rinehart


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.

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

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Recent Content by Kate Rinehart
Smart Business Intelligence: MYAccounts case study
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in economic development, but they face challenges in accessing finance...
Using behavioural interventions to improve uptake and usage of financial products
Astute business executives know that their customers are not the rational decision makers that economic models presume them to be. People often make [...]
Banking on trust: Building trust to drive usage of financial services
Joseph, a smallholder sugarcane farmer in Swaziland, stopped contributing to his funeral insurance cover – preferring to rely on his neighbours i...
Rich enough for a discount?
Tax credits and employer subsidies are required to make medical schemes affordable for those earning just above tax threshold. Pre-funded health [...]
The tip of the (data) iceberg in Uganda
Faith owns a small fruit-selling business in Uganda. Like most small business owners in Uganda, Faith started her enterprise with her own income an...