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    Blog post | 10 April 2018 | Saurabh Sharma, Aparna Dalal, Peris Mburu

Organising for Change…

Africa | Change management | Insurance

This blog focuses on key ingredients necessary in obtaining buy- in for Change Management to happen in a large insurance company. 1. Create a structure First, it is vital that insurers put in place a structure to guide, plan and review the change process. A steering...

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    Blog post | 16 March 2018 | Paul A. M. Musoke

On International Women’s Day, Women Save to Succeed


This month, we celebrate International Women’s Day united in the 2018 theme “Press for Progress.” While much of the discussion is around how global actors are pressing for progress on women’s equality at the macro level, I’d like to take a deeper look at how a...

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    Blog post | 8 March 2018 | Digital Frontiers Institute

Addressing the gender gap in fintech

SSA | Fintech | Gender

Just as in technology and finance industries around the world, fintech companies in Africa are grappling with a severe underrepresentation of women in leadership roles and throughout their businesses. When compiling the data in the 2017 Fintech Talent Africa report,...

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    Blog post | 12 February 2018 | Desné Masie

Why it would be in everybody’s interests to regulate cryptocurrencies

Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion

There are growing calls for regulation of the cryptocurrency market, which is rapidly approaching a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. But there’s little agreement about the forms this should take. If the case for government regulation is strong, the case for a...

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    Blog post | 4 December 2017 | Martin Namasaka

10 Golden Rules for Disseminating Research

Africa | Market Development

A sound communication strategy is vital to any research, and the remittances research commissioned by (FSD Africa) and conducted by Developing Markets Associates (DMA) provides a great example of such a strategy. With over 25 media features, (including BBC Focus on...

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    Blog post | 1 November 2017 | Moses Ochieng

What Banks Can Do to Tame the Tide of Bad Debts

Africa | Skills development

Alex is a mid-manager at an NGO in Nairobi.  He’s servicing a home loan for a two-bedroom apartment in an upmarket neighborhood, and two car loans – one for him and one for his wife. His four-year-old son is in a private nursery school and Alex is considering...

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    Blog post | 1 November 2017 | Moses Ochieng

Unmasking Executive Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa | Skills development

Cathy pauses by the window of her fifth-floor office to look at the rain clouds gathering and the traffic beginning to build.  It is four o’clock in the afternoon and her boss has just walked in to ask for a ‘short’ team meeting. She is anxious; an important...

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