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COVID-19 impact and recovery

Cenfri is concerned about the global economic and health outcomes of the Coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to work with partners and other organisations to better understand the impact of COVID-19, with a focus on the following areas: 

  • The impact of COVID-19 on African insurance markets
  • Livelihoods of women  
  • The resilience of MSMEs 
  • Digitalisation and related regulatory concerns (including digital identity, e-KYC systems and consumer safeguarding)
  • The future of the financial sector 

This work aims to support policymakers and regulators, central banks, the private sector and others in the mutual efforts to improve resilience and encourage recovery in developing countries.  

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