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We use our expertise in a variety of financial sectors, in advising the development of inclusion-friendly financial-sector policy and regulation. The work we do on any component of the financial sector is always placed within the broader financial policy and regulatory framework, and within a clear understanding of market dynamics and trends.

Our work leverages all financial sector players, including commercial financial service providers, towards providing financial services to lower-income households. While much of our work focuses on policy and regulatory outcomes, we do this in support of private financial-sector development.

Our extensive research in the area of financial policy and regulation spans Africa, Latin America and Asia.

The Latest in Financial Policy and Regulation

The role of insurance regulators in dealing with consumer data protection risks
Across industries, businesses are collecting, storing and using increasing amounts of consumer data. This has been made possible by the growth in [...]
Regulating for innovation: How to encourage responsible market innovation
For regulators, the dual implications of innovation make it a critically important but challenging topic to address. Regulators with a mandate to [...]
MAP Zambia diagnostic and roadmap to financial inclusion
From 2009 to 2015 the proportion of adults, financially excluded from any financial service, decreased from 63% to 41% in Zambia, which exceeded the [...]
i2i Data Portal
Access the insight2impact data portal to delve into the latest financial inclusion datasets from around the world. Compare indicators across [...]
Delivering on the promise of digitising payments in Zambia
Digital financial inclusion holds great promise. A McKinsey report last year found that digital finance could add up to $3.7 trillion to [...]
Diving into the data
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are recognised globally as a major engine of growth and employment creation. Access to finance is [...]
MAP DRC diagnostic and roadmap to financial inclusion
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be one of the most challenging environments for financial services. From both a provider and [...]
MAP Madagascar diagnostic and roadmap to financial inclusion
There is much dialogue on the way insurance markets can contribute to poverty reduction by helping low-income individuals to preserve assets and [...]
Save me from myself
Exploring the disconnect between providers and consumers of savings products in Zambia “Yes, I do save. I have a bank account in Kabwe, two [...]
What use is financial inclusion, when you can’t pay the bills?
The 2017 budget, unveiled by the Minister of Finance Honourable Felix Mutati in Zambia earlier this month incorporates new austerity measures but has [...]