Search results

    Event | 30 April, 2019 | 3pm - 4pm (EAT) | Webinar

Webinar: Regulating for responsible data innovation, 30 April 2019, 3-4pm EAT

SSA | Data Analytics | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion | Financial Sector Deepening | Financial Systems | Insurance

Cenfri’s previous research has shown that new data uses bring opportunities and risks. New technologies mean that the collection, storage and use of consumer data have grown significantly over the last decade. The use of data in the insurance industry holds enormous...

Find out more
    Document | March 2019 | Cenfri

The evolution of agent networks in Africa, case study of Kenya

Kenya | Branchless banking | Digital finance services

The majority of mobile-money flows continue to be dominated by cash-in and cash-out (CICO) transactions. This has led to the increasing belief that widely distributed networks of agents are essential access points for consumers, especially in rural and remote regions,...

Find out more Download
    Blog post | 21 December 2018 | Olivia Elliot

Is Cash No Longer King? A surge in the use of online remittance services

Africa | Digital finance services | Financial Systems | Remittances

Remittances are a pivotal, though often unseen, driver of economic growth across Africa, in particular having a positive pro-poor effect on health, education and human capital development. The continent’s remittance economy has grown quietly and organically, taking up...

Find out more
    Document | December 2018 | Cenfri

Where are the Flows? Exploring Barriers to Remittances in sub-Saharan Africa

Africa | Ethiopia | Ivory Coast | Nigeria | Uganda | Digital finance services | Financial Systems | Remittances

As part of FSD Africa’s Risk, Remittance and Integrity (RRI) Programme, Cenfri is producing a seven-part study series which seeks to provide an overview of the remittances market, gaps and barriers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), conclude on what is required to reduce...

Find out more Download
    Document | March 2018 | Elizabeth Kiamba

Women and Digital Financial Services

SSA | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion | Gender

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2018! Through our #PressforProgress campaign, we are proud to share information about our partnerships that are supporting women’s economic empowerment in a variety of ways. The Digital Frontiers Institute is a...

Find out more Download
    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...

Find out more