The FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2011 is the first to be funded and implemented by FinMark Trust and Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance. The survey was conducted by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) formerly Central Statistical Office (CSO), identified as the research house. This report is based on data from the survey which […]
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 the series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. It distills key findings from country research conducted in Zimbabwe in October 2011 and provides tools for understanding the landscape for retail payments in Zimbabwe. This study hypothesizes that the ability to make […]
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 […]
The Government of Zimbabwe recognises the role played by the financial sector in facilitating economic growth. In order to develop policies that will generate sustainable and inclusive growth and development, the Government requires evidence-based information on the financial sector and levels of financial inclusion. In order to achieve this goal, FinMark Trust in conjunction with […]
This study was conducted by the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri) on behalf of the FinMark Trust (www.finmark.org.za). It was initiated in line with the FinMark Trust’s mandate, that is, to promote regional financial inclusion and integration within SADC. One area where financial inclusion is particularly low, as highlighted by FinMark’s discussion document […]
This study examined the retirement systems of Zimbabwe 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 […]
This study, entitled the Zimbabwe Remittance Corridor Think Piece, was commissioned by the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri), on behalf of the FinMark Trust, to sketch a picture of the remittances landscape in the Johannesburg-Zimbabwe corridor. The aim was to build an understanding of the dynamics of remittances sent to Zimbabwe and the drivers […]