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Financial 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 Financial Policy and Regulation

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 [...]
Paid, but not paying off
Your alarm goes off. It’s 3am on the last Friday of the month. You don’t hesitate to get out of bed. You know you need to get to the [...]
Reading between the data
In 2014, 22.2% of adults in Zambia were covered by insurance. In 2015, just 2.6% were. If you are working on insurance in Zambia you would probably [...]
Jumping to conclusions
Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? Probably not. But you’d know one if you saw it. It’s the technique that high jumpers use when jumping [...]
"I’ve got your back"
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country with a volatile history and topography that’s tough to navigate. It’s not the [...]
Equal access in ASEAN – illusion or reality?
This blog series stimulates a broader discussion on gendered financial inclusion in ASEAN. We examine why women’s access to financial services [...]
Storming the Walls: How Mozambique’s ‘Citadel Economy’ shapes financial inclusion
When I first travelled through Mozambique, the picture was idyllic. Leaving sprawling Maputo behind, my main impression was of beaches, coconut trees [...]
Facilitating market development to advance financial inclusion
CGAP’s focus note, Facilitating Market Development to Advance Financial Inclusion, presents FinMark Trust as a “facilitator” [...]