This country study examines the status of agricultural and rural finance in Zambia in order to better understand the context and progress-to-date in financial sector development, and the nature, extent, and causes of the problems and challenges that are hindering growth and realization of financial sector development goals. Based on these findings and the implications […]
This study was commissioned by FinMark Trust and its Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, (CAHF). It was undertaken to provide a comprehensive overview of the housing finance sector in Zambia, and is part of a series of studies commissioned by FinMark Trust on the state of housing finance across Africa. In Zambia this […]
The National Strategy on Financial Education for Zambia, which is set out in this document, has the primary objective of empowering Zambians with the knowledge, understanding, skills, motivation and confidence to help them to secure positive financial outcomes for themselves and their families, especially those that are disadvantaged by less education and/or poverty. The development […]
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.
This report is part of a series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It distills key findings from research conducted in Zambia in March 2012 and provides tools for understanding key drivers for retail payments system development in the country. Zambia has made remarkable progress […]
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 […]
This study examined the retirement systems of Zambia 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 […]
Financial systems in Africa have been strengthened by a number of reforms in recent years. This has allowed banks and other players to diversify their activities, deepen their lending and increase their reach with new products and technology. One of these is the mobile phone. Mobile phones – also known as cellular phones or cellphones […]