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Webinar: Effects of COVID-19 on domestic payments and cross ...

Our panellists discuss cross border remittances and domestic payments in selected SADC countries and the challenges faced by payments service providers. The panellists also discuss their COVID-19 recovery policies, regulatory interventions and post COVID-19 recovery strategies. View the presentations for each of our panellists here View the webinar on the effects of COVID-19 on domestic payments and […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (English)

Mobile Money has evolved as a utility to provide financial services largely to the unbanked population. Its success in certain emerging markets and countries with unsophisticated banking infrastructure has been unprecedented. The aim of the project is to develop Mobile Money guidelines to assist SADC Member States with principles to facilitate the harmonisation of their […]

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South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report

In the South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report, presented are the findings from a mystery shopping exercise designed to evaluate the current price of remitting from South Africa to other Southern African Development Community (SADC) nations. However, we also included insights into regional regulatory environments and product innovation currently shaping SA […]

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SADC Remittance Values and Volumes 2020 report

Remittances are also an important component of access to finance. Informal remittance markets in many countries are well established but often expose the remitter to delays and the risk of theft and other losses. Formalising these markets is central to the wider objective of improving access to finance in the region, which is central to […]

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The First SADC Gender Workshop Report

SADC Secretariat, SADC Banking Association, FinMark Trust, FSD Mozambique, FSD Tanzania, FSD Zambia and Graça Machel Trust convened a 2-day SADC regional gender workshop which brought together key stakeholders in the women’s financial inclusion agenda including financial sector regulators, ministries of gender/women’s affairs, ministries of finance, private sector, development partners, gender and financial inclusion experts […]

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The Fourth SADC Financial Inclusion Forum Report

The fourth SADC Financial Inclusion Forum was held this year to further advance the aspirations of the SADC Strategy on Financial Inclusion and SME access to finance. This year’s Forum was held on the 24 – 25th July 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa under the theme “From Strategy to Implementation”. This forum […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
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Top six insights on Gender from FinScope data across the SAD...

FinScope data analysis has revealed many insights on gender. The analysis shows high levels of exclusion for women in Southern African Development Community (SADC) with a recorded 35% of women excluded, compared with 30% for men. This reflected a gender gap of 5% compared to the global gender gap of 7%. Some of these gender […]

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More Namibians become financially included

This article was released in The Namibian on 14 August 2018 in The Bottom Line, page 11. Written by Charmaine Ngatjiheue. Namibians who do not have access to financial services stood at 22% in 2017, down from 31% in 2011 and 51% in 2007. This is according to the Namibian Financial Inclusion Survey (NFIS) of 2017, which […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines

Mobile Money has evolved as a utility to provide financial services largely to the unbanked population. Its success in certain emerging markets and countries with unsophisticated banking infra-structure has been unprecedented. The aim of the project is to develop Mobile Money guidelines to assist SADC Member States with principles to facilitate the harmonisation of their […]

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Agricultural Subsidies in SADC Countries

FinMark Trust has commissioned this research as part of its broader mandate to improve financial inclusion of the poor. In this case, given the significance of the agricultural sector in most Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, the stated purpose has been to assist SADC and SADC states to make informed decisions regarding the payment […]

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Namibia Data Sharing Alliance (NDSA)-Credit & data provi...

The Namibian first Data Sharing Alliance (NDSA) will be officially launched by the Governor of the Bank of Namibia (BON) on 2 March 2015 in Windhoek. The establishment of the NSDA has been made possible largely by FinMark Trust (FMT) which has, since early 2014, worked closely with the Namibian credit providers, regulators and the […]

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Microfinance regulatory and policy assessment in SADC –...

The levels of financial inclusion in SADC vary significantly due to the contrasting levels of economic and financial sector development across the fifteen countries. Similarly, microfinance also has varying degrees of penetration. In some countries, microfinance is the primary means of delivering financial services to the masses while in others, which might have a more […]

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FinScope Consumer survey Namibia 2011

Over the study period, there has been significant activity in the financial services sector, which has resulted in a significant increase in financial inclusion.  Compared to 2007, the 2011 FinScope Namibia Survey shows a significant increase in Namibian adults that are formally served. 65% of adult Namibians are formally served (n=727,736). This increase has been […]

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