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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
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with consumer data protection risks
Across industries, businesses are collecting, storing and using increasing amounts of consumer data. This has been made possible by the growth in b...
What can behavioural science tell us about the financial decisions of women?
Women are significantly less likely to use formal banking services than men, due to a range of barriers to access and use. A lack of gender-disagg...
The curious case of migration and remittances in SSA
Migration is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), bot...
Where are the flows? Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan African
Remittance flows represent an increasingly important source of income for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Between 2012 and 2015, formal flows steadily gr...
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...