The Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report
This report, jointly produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and Energy 4 Impact with the support of UKAid and CME Group Foundation, is the first study of its kind that systematically and comprehensively reports the size and growth of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending markets in Africa and the Middle East.
The new report, covering 46 countries in Africa and 12 countries in the Middle East, gathered survey data from over 70 alternative finance platforms between 2013- 2015. The study details the types of online alternative finance, ranging from reward-based crowdfunding to peer-to-peer business lending, that are prevailing in African and Middle Eastern countries. It captures the industry volumes in key markets, documents the growth of alternative funding for start-ups and SMEs, analyses the latest market trends and explores the changing regulatory landscape in Africa and the Middle East.
Authors: Bryan Zhang, Tania Ziegler, Garrick Hileman, Kieran Garvey - Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance | Simon Collings, Energy 4 Impact | Robert Wardrop, International Technology Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.