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Achieving Financial Inclusion Goals Through Digital ID in Ma...

Digital Financial Identity has been top of mind for FinMark Trust since the idea was first raised in the SADC FI Forum in July 2017. We followed this up with a Digital Financial Identity Workshop in January 2018, where we delved into the challenges and benefits of a digital financial identity. In mid-July, FinMark Trust […]

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Malawi Digital Financial ID Feasibility Assessment

The World Bank’s ID4D Programme estimates that 375 million adults in developing countries are excluded from formal financial services. This is on account of unavailability of a suitable proof of identity as per know your customer (KYC) requirements (ID4D 2016). This gap can only be bridged by the development of a trusted identity system that […]

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The Impact of Remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Households in sub-Saharan Africa have a long tradition of cross-border migration and associated remittances. During periods of economic or political instability, or simply when opportunities at home are scarce, the funds remitted by migrants are a lifeline that can help keep food on the table, children at school, and roofs over heads. However, from an […]

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FinScope Malawi 2014 survey results brochure

FinScope Malawi is designed to involve a range of stakeholders engaging in a comprehensive consultation process, thereby enriching the survey and ensuring appropriateness and buy-in. The survey was carried out under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance and fully funded by FinMark Trust. A Steering Committee chaired by the Ministry of Finance was set […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Malawi 2014

The objective of the FinScope Consumer Survey Malawi 2014: To describe the levels of financial inclusion (i.e. levels of access to financial products and services – both formal and informal) To describe the landscape of access (i.e. the type of products and services used by financially included individuals) To identify the drivers of, and barriers 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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Malawi country report presentation on the Status of Agricult...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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Challenges and opportunities in promoting savings among low ...

Johannesburg, 26 February 2014: FinMark Trust, in partnership UNCDF, UNDP in Malawi and through the ‘Support to Financial Inclusion in Lesotho’ (SUFIL) recently conducted a study to comprehensively document the savings landscape in Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa. The aim of the study is to understand the challenges and opportunities in promoting savings among low […]

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African and international best practises in increasing acces...

Oxford Policy Management (OPM), in association with Kadale Consultants (Malawi) Ltd., has been engaged by FinMark Trust to undertake a study of African and international innovations and best practices at the policy level, industry level, supplier level and client level to improve access to agricultural and rural financial services in southern African countries. The study […]

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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 Malawi 2012 MSME survey

This report is a nationally representative survey focusing on the status of small businesses in Malawi. It builds on an empirical analysis on the most binding constraints to MSME’s development and growth with a focus on access to financial services. Besides reviewing the available academic literature, the report is based on actual experiences of MSMEs, […]

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Mapping the retail payments services landscape regional repo...

The report entitled ‘Mapping the Retail Payment Services Landscape’ is part of a series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It builds on four country-specific reports, summarising and distilling the key findings from each of the four countries.

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Mapping of retail payment services landscape in Malawi

This report is part of the series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi. This study hypothesizes that the ability to make payments conveniently and affordably has a material impact on the financial lives of the poor. This hypothesis also assumes that (i) existing formal payment products are not designed […]

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The status of agricultural and rural financial services in S...

This short report summarises the findings of the first phase of the work, namely, an assessment of the current state of rural and agricultural financial services in the region. The research was carried out in six countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – drawing mainly on secondary sources. It was completed […]

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Evaluation of retirement systems of countries within Souther...

This study examined the retirement systems of Malawi 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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FinScope Malawi 2008 For FinMark Trust

FinScope Malawi 2008 was commissioned by the Ministry of Finance and the FinMark Trust, with funding from the United Kingdom?s Department for International Development, to understand adult Malawians financial lives. The objective of the survey was to inform financial sector policymakers and financial service providers with insights about adults financial needs, preferences and attitudes towards […]

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