Stephan Wolf

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Sep 10, 2019
Stephan Wolf , CEO
In the first blog for Making Finance Work for Africa, Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) discusses how African economies could benefit from adopting the…
Arnaud Floris

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Sep 02, 2019
Arnaud Floris , Financial Sector Advisor, Making Finance Work for Africa
According to the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)[1] 2017 annual report, Africa’s annual infrastructure financing need is estimated at between USD 130 and USD 170  billion, with a deficit…

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Jul 25, 2019
This blog was originally published on the CGAP website. In 2008, two years after M-Pesa was launched in Kenya, mobile money was introduced in Côte d’Ivoire. Since then, all three of the country’s…

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Jul 12, 2019
Maram Ahmed , Visiting Fellow, SOAS (London)
Infrastructure is one of the most important drivers of economic growth and reaps numerous socioeconomic benefits. In 2018, a report published by the Boston Consulting Group and Africa Finance…

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Jun 26, 2019
Juan Carlos Izaguirre , Senior Financial Sector Specialist
Rafe Mazer , Consultant
This blog was originally published on the CGAP website. CGAP’s research in two fast-growing digital credit markets, Kenya and Tanzania, reveals that digital credit is not yet living up to its…

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May 29, 2019
Mohamed Agrebi , Senior Operations Officer
This article was first published in Islamic Finance news Volume 16 Issue 20 dated the 22nd May 2019 Following the 2008 financial crisis, the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, the…
judith frickenstein

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May 08, 2019
The trend towards digital financial products combined with digital customer interactions increases the financial sector’s exposure to cyber risks. According to PwC, 46 percent of bank customers…