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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
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?  ...
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...