Obiko
charagu

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Jun 22, 2020
Edward Obiko , Senior Analyst in Digital Financial Services, MicroSave Consulting
Peter Charagu , Business Analyst in the Digital FInancial Services, MicroSave Consulting
It is a new week and month. Miriam rises in the morning, prints 20 copies of her résumé, and ventures into the city of Nairobi. She plans to drop her resume at different companies within the Central…
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Patrick Ball

authors

Jun 08, 2020
Edmund Higenbottam , Managing Director
Patrick Ball , Director, Verdant Capital
Restricted access to finance for SMEs remains a roadblock to growth for economies worldwide. Economies across the African continent remain no different: in South Africa, where SMEs are estimated to…
gil

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May 26, 2020
Gilbert Anyetei , Alternative Investment Associate, RisCura
South Africa has a relatively high insurance penetration rate when compared to its emerging market counterparts and in relation to the sizes of their economies. This emerged following the release of…
Amad

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May 04, 2020
Amadeus Bringmann , Analyst , TCX
How synthetic local currency bonds can transfer FX risk efficiently Executive Summary: This article discusses a novel structure, which allows to transfer currency risk from African borrowers to the…
Mat

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Apr 21, 2020
Mathieu Saadati , founder of Fitracor
De-risking is the decision to terminate a business relationship when the customer risk is considered more sensitive. This term is frequently used to refer to the withdrawal of international banks…
anup MSC
Nancy
Obiko

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Mar 25, 2020
Anup Singh , Associate Director, Banking and Financial Services in Africa, Microsave Consulting
Nancy Kiarie , Manager in Africa’s Digital Finance Services, MicroSave Consulting
Edward Obiko , Senior Analyst in Digital Financial Services, MicroSave Consulting
The digital gig economy in Africa has quickly gained prominence over time and continues to enhance opportunities for youth and women. Some of MSC’s recent research work in Kenya indicates increasing…
Khalila

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Mar 10, 2020
Khalila Salim , Digital Financial Services Specialist, Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI)
I once witnessed a women-led table banking group at the foot of Nandi Hills, Kenya and was impressed at how well they were organized. The women had graciously invited me alongside visiting partners…