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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: 

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.  

The Latest in COVID-19 impact and recovery

Money transfer operators in Nigeria: Regulation and licensing options
Many people have had their 2020 plans ruined by COVID-19, but the cross-border remittance opportunity in Nigeria is even more enticing right now. [...]
Insurance operations and COVID-19: remote onboarding challenges
What challenges exist around remote onboarding? COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to insurers’ operations, as they still have [...]
Interview with Gareth Taylor, Country Manager of Bolt
We recently spoke to the country manager for Bolt in South Africa, Gareth Taylor. Gareth Taylor, Country Manager of Bolt Bolt is a digital [...]
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on insurers in Eastern and Southern Africa
In partnership with Organisation of Eastern & Southern Africa Insurers (OESAI) and FSD Africa, we have undertaken a survey to better understand [...]
Never waste a crisis – how sub-Saharan African insurers are being affected by, and are responding to, COVID-19
COVID-19 containment and mitigation measures in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have restricted the movement of people, goods and services. This has [...]
Leading from the front
Why visible and proactive policy leadership matters more than ever for insurance in the wake of COVID-19 As we discussed in our first blog in this [...]
Microinsurance Network Annual Report 2019
International concern about the impacts of climate change and natural disasters has brought the insurance community together to build resilience and [...]
Overthrowing the king: Could central bank digital currencies replace cash in post-COVID-19 Africa?
In an age where we can send mail electronically in seconds at no cost rather than going to the post, it seems odd that people still walk around with [...]
Implications of COVID-19 for the sustainability of insurers in sub-Saharan Africa
Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on the sustainability of African insurance markets Our research in partnership with FSD Africa shows that many [...]
Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on the sustainability of African insurance markets
The COVID-19 health crisis has turned into an economic crisis that is affecting a broad range of sectors. On 27 March, the IAIS released [...]