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Sasha Lünsche

Sasha joined Cenfri in March 2021 as a researcher on the Resilience team. 

Sasha completed his Honours in Economics at Stellenbosch University in 2017. After a brief stint as data analyst for a startup in Berlin, he enrolled in a master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Amsterdam. His dissertation involved an evaluation of South Africa’s antiretroviral treatment campaign and its subsequent effect on mortality, nutrition and human capital.  

Prior to joining Cenfri, Sasha spent a year as an intern at SRK Consulting in their Environmental and Sustainability Unit. His passion lies in using data and empirical evidence for better policymaking and economic development with an Africa focus. When not working, you’ll him find him in the bush or exploring any nearby mountains. 

  • Master’s in Development Economics, the University of Amsterdam 
  • Honours in Economics, Stellenbosch University 
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from Stellenbosch 

Recent Work by Sasha Lünsche
Supporting the development of a digital finance index
Digital financial services are transforming global financial service provision and access. Rapid developments in fintech are disrupting and transfo...
State of instant and inclusive payment systems in Africa
  Real-time retail payments that enable consumers to send and receive cross-border and domestic transactions digitally are on the rise ...
Catalysing the use of data and digital technology for tourism in Ghana
Ghana’s tourism industry presents an exciting landscape for growth, ...
CBDC for emerging markets: realities and expectations
Cenfri has deepened its work on CBDC amid growing interest from central banks ...