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FinScope MSME Survey Eswatini 2017 Report

The Government of Eswatini has been working towards the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. This is clear from the SMME Policy (2009), Micro Finance policy, Financial Sector Development Implementation Plan, Financial Sector Development Strategy and National Financial Inclusion Strategy. This report is prepared to provide insight into the Eswatini MSME […]

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FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland Pocket Guide

The MSME sector is recognised as an significant contributor to economic growth and development and mass employment. With this knowledge, the crucial role of MSMEs in the national economy anchors on the roles of government, the business community and the public at large to harness and optimise the sector’s development. The lack of recent, holistic […]

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New facts and figures from FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 20...

Mbabane, 24 August 2017. The Micro Finance Unit, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, in 2015 commissioned for the first time in Swaziland, the FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017. The survey was conducted between October 2016 and March 2017. The Survey amongst other things sought to determine the performance of the MSME sector as well […]

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FinScope Swaziland 2014 consumer survey

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant contribution of the financial services sector towards the overall economic and private sector growth. Financial institutions are challenged by the changing macro-economic contexts which require their transformation if they are to remain viable and sustainable. The Ministry of Finance established the Micro-Finance Unit (MFU) in September 2010 to […]

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Launch of FinScope Swaziland consumer survey results 2014

Mbabane, 05 February 2015:  FinMark Trust released the results of the FinScope Consumer Swaziland 2014 survey results today. This is the second FinScope Consumer survey conducted in Swaziland. The first one was undertaken in 2011. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to […]

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Making access possible Swaziland Diagnostic report

This report summarises the findings from the MAP Swaziland diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Swaziland across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. The global Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) programme is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Programme (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the […]

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Making Access Possible Swaziland qualitative study

This document is a summary of the qualitative demand-side research that was conducted in Swaziland as part of the Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) study. It is complemented by a quantitative demand-side analysis based on the FinScope[1] Swaziland 2011 results. The MAP study is conducted in a number of countries. It aims to […]

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Understanding financial cooperatives in South Africa, Malawi...

FinMark Trust commissioned Genesis to better understand the role and use of co-operative financial institutions (CFIs) as viable alternatives to the commercial banking sector for accessing financial services for lower income individuals in South Africa, Malawi and Swaziland, as well as best practices in the sector. Interpretation of the Terms of Reference Based on the […]

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Understanding Financial Cooperatives in South Africa, Malawi...

FinMark Trust commissioned Genesis to better understand the role and use of co-operative financial institutions (CFIs) as viable alternatives to the commercial banking sector for accessing financial services for lower income individuals in South Africa, Malawi and Swaziland, as well as best practices in the sector. Methodology An initial desktop review was completed at the […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Swaziland 2011

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant role of the financial services sector in contributing to the overall economic growth of the country. In light of this, one of the main objectives of the government is to improve the reach and depth of financial services delivery in Swaziland. A key constraint in pursuit of this […]

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FinScope Swaziland 2011

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant role of the financial services sector towards contributing to the overall economic and private sector growth. In addition to the conventional commercial banking institutions, the Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) play a significant role in extending financial services through savings and business loans to the rural un-banked population. Despite this […]

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Evaluation of retirement systems of countries within Souther...

This study examined the retirement systems in Swaziland with a view to drawing lessons from their experiences in addressing old age provision both from government pension schemes and informal mechanisms developed by their communities. Pension systems and long term savings of a nation’s citizens provide the prospect of a secure retirement and the support of […]

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