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Matthew Ferreira

Matthew joined Cenfri in 2017 and he now works as a senior researcher. Since joining he has worked on various projects, such as Making Access Possible (MAP) Zambia, and the Think Tank Initiative. He is currently positioned in the Integrity theme, providing research and guidance to market players on how to comply with international Anti-money laundering standards in a manner which facilitates financial inclusion and economic growth.

Prior to Cenfri, he worked in the private sector at a Development Economics Consultancy firm, where he conducted a multitude of feasibility studies, impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses and development strategies in the areas of petrochemicals, renewable energy and construction.

  • Master’s degree in development studies, University of Natal
  • Honours degree (with distinction) in sociology
  • Bachelor of social sciences in economics and sociology, Rhodes University


Recent Content by Matthew Ferreira
An analysis of ID proxy initiatives across the globe
BankservAfrica and Cenfri investigate the role of ID proxy initiatives in transforming payment ecosystems in...
Diagnostic study of the Zambian payments system
This diagnostic study explores Zambia’s payments landscape and provides insight and key learnings as Zambi...
The importance of indicators in combatting illicit financial flows
The problem of illicit financial flows is recognised in the SDGs yet little progress has been made in combat...
Payment systems in sub-Saharan Africa
This two-part note series explores the state of national and regional payment systems in sub-Saharan Africa ...
Proof of Address must fall
We all know that sinking feeling when the bank tells you that the proof of address you brought does not meet the required standard. You then have t...
Illicit financial flows: A financial integrity perspective
How do we understand illicit financial flows from a financial integrity perspective?  ...