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Pieter Janse van Vuuren

Pieter is an Associate in Cenfri’s data team. As part of the Rwanda Economy Digitalisation (RED) Programme he leads agriculture research to support the Rwandan government develop evidence-based and inclusive policies to reduce poverty and digitalise the Rwandan economy.

Pieter initially joined Cenfri’s Risk team in February 2018 and his work focused on the role of insurance in supporting economic growth. He undertook research on insurance in Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda. He has also provided research support for projects in Zambia and Ethiopia. As his interest in data grew, he assisted in developing Cenfri’s database of African Digital Platforms and updating our Insurtech Tracker.

Prior to Cenfri, he worked as an economic analyst at GreenCape. He provided economic support, insight and analysis on many projects, particularly those focusing on agriculture and agri-processing.

As a father of two young children, Pieter doesn’t have much free time but hopes to get back to competitive ultimate frisbee soon and in the interim enjoys reading and DIY.

  • Master’s in economics, Stellenbosch University
  • Honours in economics, Stellenbosch University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Stellenbosch University

Recent Work by Pieter Janse van Vuuren
Digitalisation and financial inclusion in agriculture
Agriculture is the largest sector in the Rwandan economy, with...
Data insights in achieving retail growth in Rwanda
The retail and trade (merchant) sector is one of the priority sectors for the ...
Agriculture an important policy priority for Rwanda
Agriculture plays a major role in the Rwandan economy: close to 75% of the population’s livelihood depends on farming. However, the majority of t...
The complexity of partnering to provide microinsurance
A case study on Turaco and Fenix International in Uganda  Generally, health in...
COVID-19 catalyses insurance innovation
But in Africa, there is more at stake A key imperative i...