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Michaella Allen


Michaella started as a research analyst at Cenfri in 2018. Since joining, she has been involved in work researching the mismatch between migration patterns and remittance flows, and the potential of Biometric technology to facilitate access to financial services in Africa. She is currently positioned within the Remittance team, providing research and guidance to market players on how to improve the accessibility and affordability of formal remittance corridors into and within Africa in a manner which promotes financial inclusion and economic growth.

Prior to Cenfri, she worked within the non-profit space at the Labour Research Service where she provided research on the wage schedule and differentials within various publicly listed companies in South Africa. She also has internship experience working at the South Africa Reserve bank in the Economic Relations and Policy Department, and at Cenfri since 2015.

Qualifications:
  • Masters in Economics specializing in Economic Development, University of Cape Town
  • Honours in Economics (with distinction), University of Cape Town
  • Bachelor of Social Science in economics and politics, University of Cape Town

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Recent Content by Michaella Allen
Central bank digital currency (CBDC) and financial inclusion
What can CBDC do for emerging markets: a case for mobile money Central banks have st...
The evolution of agent networks in Africa
Case study: Kenya The majority of mobile-money flows continue to be dominated by cas...
The benefits and potential risks of digital fiat currencies
Exploring digital fiat currencies (DFC) / central bank digital currency (CBDC)  Cry...
The curious case of migration and remittances in SSA
Migration is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), bot...