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Policy and Regulation


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 Policy and Regulation

Guidance for policymakers on financial health
Our Hennie Bester is a member of the UNSGSA Financial Health Working Group (FHWG) that was convened by HM Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the [...]
Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and illicit financial flows
Cenfri, with support from GIZ and in collaboration with On Think Tanks, is hosting a series of digital dialogues to explore issues at the [...]
Transparent supply chains and the role of digital financial services
Cenfri, with support from GIZ and in collaboration with On Think Tanks, is hosting a series of digital dialogues to explore issues at the [...]
Financial sector innovation and cybersecurity risks
Cenfri, with support from GIZ and in collaboration with On Think Tanks, is hosting a series of digital dialogues  to explore issues [...]
Responsible deployment of artificial intelligence in financial services
Cenfri, with support from GIZ and in collaboration with On Think Tanks, is hosting a series of digital [...]
Interoperability of data
The next paradigm shift for financial markets in the development world Last year I had the opportunity to interview an executive at one of [...]
Opportunities and challenges to innovation in the Ugandan insurance market
Most Ugandans face insurable risks, yet uptake of insurance remains very low at only 1.4%. Innovations in global insurance markets have illustrated [...]
The privatisation of governance
Just a few years ago, there were strict rules about who was allowed to provide which services in what countries, with national governments [...]
An inclusive digital identity platform in the Pacific Islands
Digital identity is increasingly becoming the key enabler of digital inclusion across the globe. We conducted three country diagnostic studies to [...]
The new nexus: digital governance, digital financial services and the SDGs
What is the New Nexus Initiative?  Cenfri, with support from GIZ and in collaboration with On Think Tanks, is hosting a series of digital [...]