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Leonard Makuvaza


Leonard’s primary focus at i2i is to develop measurement frameworks that result in financial inclusion initiatives and thus improve welfare for low-income individuals. He is an ardent development economist with a strong interest in using market-driven approaches to achieve development outcomes.

When he joined i2i, he had worked as a team leader within the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), focusing on programme efficiency and investment. He had also worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Namibia and Zimbabwe, where he offered technical support to GIZ country offices in rolling out the Cost Benefit Projection Tool in private-sector companies.

Qualifications
  • Master’s in economics, University of Namibia
  • Bachelor’s with honours in agricultural economics, University of Zimbabwe

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Recent Content by Leonard Makuvaza
To share or not to share
Against the backdrop of the financial sector playing a key role in mobilising resources to achieve economic growth, Zimbabwe has in recent times se...
The rise of African digital platforms
Early findings from our African digital platforms and the future of financial services research...
Means to an end: A conceptual framework for outcomes of financial service usage
Why focus on outcomes of use? The drive for greater financial inclusion is based on ...
A needs-based approach to financial inclusion measurement in Zimbabwe
Financial inclusion is an important tool for enabling development and improving the lives of the poor across the globe. Up to now, most governments...
Why are financial services not used more?
Many people don’t actively use formal financial services. Understanding ...