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Liebe Burger

Liebe is a Research Analyst in the Financial Integrity team. Her work centres on advancing financial inclusion while combatting money laundering, terrorism financing, and proliferation financing.

More recently, Liebe has worked as a researcher on the IFAD Remittance Access Initiative, which focuses on removing barriers to remittance access in seven African countries. She is part of the team who engages with various stakeholders to enhance remittance access for rural, low-income households and women in an innovative and risk-proportionate manner.

Liebe’s interests include building a prosperous Africa, digitising financial services, economic recovery post-COVID-19 and fintech in Africa.

Her Masters dissertation focused on the relationship between childcare responsibilities and labour market outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also developed the test bank for the first edition of a new Economics textbook, Mzansinomics, released in 2022.

In her free time, Liebe enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying a well-brewed cup of coffee or exploring a new part of the Mother City.


  • MCom Economics, University of Stellenbosch
  • BCom Hons in Economics, University of Stellenbosch
  • BCom Economic Sciences, University of Stellenbosch

Recent Work by Liebe Burger
Digital payments on the rise in the education sector
Education is of fundamental importance to Rwanda’s economy; and the country has high policy priorities in providing access across the country. Pr...
Remittances, a vital contributor to the SDGs
Remittances are a valuable lifeline for Africans, with over USD 100 billion flowing into the continent annually from a m...
An assessment of customer due diligence and identity regulatory frameworks
Innovation opportunities for enhanced remittance access...
Lessons on improving remittance access in Africa
Learnings from the ...