Elizabeth Munee Kiamba

Financial Sector Analyst

Elizabeth Kiamba works across a range of projects at CGAP. She engages with funders, global advocacy bodies, and support organizations to provide guidance, and advocate for effective financial inclusion. She also works on projects on digital finance solutions for last mile clients, micro and small enterprise (MSE) finance and the linkages between financial services, improved livelihoods, and access to basic services.

Before joining CGAP, Elizabeth was the FSD Network Manager at FSD Africa where she managed a portfolio of projects covering varied financial sector themes such as credit, insurance, remittances, housing finance, digital finance and financial integrity. Prior, Elizabeth was a management consultant at PwC’s Public Sector Advisory team where she provided strategic support on project design, implementation and management to government agencies, donors and non-profits, working in different development sectors.

Elizabeth holds Master of Arts degree in Development Management from the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr University (Germany), a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management (Finance and Banking) from Moi University (Kenya). She is a certified Project Manager (PRINCE2 Practitioner) and Accountant (CPA).

 

By Elizabeth Munee Kiamba

Blog

BNPL in Nigeria: Emerging Fintech Innovations for MSEs

Findings from our recent research suggest BNPL is becoming a significant lending mechanism for Nigerians – especially for micro, small and medium enterprises and self-employed individuals who would not otherwise have access to credit.
Blog

Can Kenya’s Fintech Boom Address the MSE Finance Gap?

Kenya has seen an explosion of fintechs and nano credit providers, but they have yet to meaningfully serve MSEs in the country. We explain how fintechs could have a wider reach and distinct value proposition for MSEs in Kenya beyond digital credit.
Research

No Small Business: A Segmented Approach to Better Finance for Micro and Small Enterprises

This paper is based on primary research conducted with 383 micro and small enterrpises (MSEs) in India, Kenya, and Peru – three diverse emerging markets with a vibrant MSE finance ecosystem that includes strong incumbent providers like microfinance institutions, cooperatives, and banks, as well as innovative new providers like fintechs.
Blog

How Can Embedded Financial Services Better Serve Platform Workers?

Platforms’ extensive data on their workers could support customized product design, and their digital rails could seamlessly deliver financial services. What opportunities might financial services embedded within platforms enable?
Blog

Are Funders up to the Challenge of Building Rural Agent Networks?

Agent networks are crucial for advancing financial inclusion and other development goals. Here are six ways funders can encourage the expansion of agent networks in rural areas home to many of the world's low-income populations.