Based in Berlin, Stefan Staschen leads the Inclusive Markets Team’s work on regulation for digital financial services as well as other important policy topics such as person-to-government payments. He advises government and regulators on regulatory and supervisory changes to advance digital financial inclusion and conducts research on regulation and supervision of digital financial services. Prior to becoming CGAP staff, he worked for 15 years as independent consultant mostly on regulatory issues in financial inclusion for a range of clients such as CGAP, BFA, and GIZ. He started his career as an advisor for GTZ (now GIZ) to the Central Bank of Uganda.
Stefan lived and worked for 15 years in Uganda, the UK, Kenya and Turkey before relocating to his home country Germany in 2014. He has an MSc in Economics from the Free University Berlin and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
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