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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.

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Measuring financial health: What policymakers need to know
Financial health is a potentially powerful concept that is attracting interest around the world. Citizens, politicians and policymakers know that [...]
COVID-19 and financial health: Too ambitious a target for these times?
As Beth Rhyne captured in her recent blog on Nextbillion, before COVID-19 an alarmingly large portion of adults around the world were not financially [...]
A customer-centric approach to measuring financial needs
A synthesis report on what we’ve learned As we set out to understand what our financial inclusion measurement quest would be, it became apparent [...]
The importance of indicators in combatting illicit financial flows
The problem of illicit financial flows is recognised in the SDGs yet little progress has been made in combatting them Illicit financial flows (IFFs) [...]
Regulating for innovation: an evolving framework
This focus note aims to equip regulators with a decision framework that illustrates the available tools required to regulate for innovation. Why is [...]
Regulating for responsible data innovation
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with risks relating to consumer data protection and privacy Data innovation is challenging [...]
Regulating for change: Five important considerations
I recently participated in a panel at the IAIS Global Seminar in Moscow where a regulator from the audience asked a very relevant question: [...]
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 [...]