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Explore and search our repository of in-depth financial inclusion information resources from across more than 30 countries. We share country- and region-focused reports, presentations, dashboards, pocket guides, infographics and factsheets.

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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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Legal Regulatory Framework Payments SADC in 14 States

This report is a reformatted version of the approved SADC Payment System Subcommittee and Committee of Central Bank Governors (CCBG) Legal Subcommittee as the first step in a long journey towards a harmonised legal and regulatory framework for payments in the SADC, done in August 2014.

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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 […]

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Applying the Risk Based Approach in South Africa Report

The risk based approach is a new practice within the AML/CFT field (since 2012). There exists a uniform and across-the-board perception within the AML/CFT community that remittances (particularly cross-border remittances) are by definition more susceptible to ML/TF risks than are other financial products and services. However, there has hitherto also been a lack of decisive […]

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Inequality in middle income countries: A financial inclusion...

This presentation is on inequality in middle income countries: A financial inclusion lens using FinScope. A large proportions of the population in SADC remain very poor and most people don’t have a formal, consistent income source. The poor are more vulnerable to health shocks, and less able to cope with shocks the poor are less able […]

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Zimbabwe Financial Inclusion Forum 2019 Report

Following the launch of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) in March 2016, and half-way through the implementation period, it became necessary to reflect and take stock, learn from experiences to date and refocus activities to ensure attainment of the desired goals and objectives. In this regard, the three major financial sector regulatory authorities in Zimbabwe, […]

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Measuring Progress: Financial inclusion in SADC – 2019...

The MAP country implementation is a key pillar of the SADC Financial Inclusion strategy, implemented with the SADC Secretariat and the SADC Committee for Central Bank Governors (CCBG). The SADC CCBG as part of the 2020 strategy committed to a repository of statistics to measure domestic and regional financial inclusion on the basis of our […]

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FinScope Benin Youth 2019 dashboard (French)

La majorité des jeunes (76%) trouvent qu’il est difficile de gérer des engagements financiers. En comparaison, le pourcentage de personnes seniors trouvant qu’il est difficile de maintenir des engagements financiers est légèrement plus élevé (79%). En dépit de revenus mensuels moyens plus bas chez les jeunes, une proportion légèrement plus élevée (20%) trouvent plus facile […]

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FinScope Benin Youth 2019 dashboard

The majority of the youth (76%) find it difficult to cope with financial commitments. This compares to the slightly higher proportion (79%) of seniors that find it difficult to keep up with financial commitments. Despite, lower average monthly income among the youth, a slightly higher proportion of them (20%) found it easier to keep up […]

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FinScope Benin Regional Financial Access 2019 (French)

Making Access Possible (MAP) est un outil programmatique visant à soutenir l’élargissement des services financiers aux particuliers et aux micro et petites entreprises. La méthodologie et le processus MAP ont été élaborés conjointement par l’UNCDF, FinMark Trust et Cenfri pour favoriser une croissance inclusive du secteur financier. Au niveau pays, les principaux partenaires du MAP […]

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FinScope Benin Regional Financial Access 2019

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro and small- businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Benin 2018 Pocket Guide

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro and small- businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Benin 2018 Pocket Guide (French)

Making Access Possible (MAP) est un outil programmatique visant à soutenir l’élargissement des services financiers aux particuliers et aux micro et petites entreprises. La méthodologie et le processus MAP ont été élaborés conjointement par l’UNCDF, FinMark Trust et Cenfri pour favoriser une croissance inclusive du secteur financier. Au niveau pays, les principaux partenaires du MAP […]

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FinScope Benin Agriculture 2019 dashboard (French)

L’agriculture est « l’épine dorsale financière » pour plus de la moitié (58%) des ménages au Bénin. Par ailleurs, deux adultes sur cinq tirent leurs moyens de subsistance de l’agriculture. Au-delà de l’agriculture, la diversification des sources de revenus est limitée avec seulement 8% des adultes Béninois dépendant de l’agriculture en tant que seconde source […]

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FinScope Benin Agriculture 2019 dashboard

Farming is the financial backbone for over half (58%) of the households in Benin. Moreover, two in five adults derive their livelihoods from farming. The income source diversification outside of farming is limited with only 8% of the adult Beninese relying on farming as a secondary income source. About 4% of Benin adults rely on […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Eswatini 2018 Pocket Guide

The Government of Eswatini recognises the role played by the financial sector in facilitating economic growth through enhanced access to financial services. In order to strengthen policies that will generate sustainable and inclusive growth and development, the Government of Eswatini through the Centre for Financial Inclusion (CFI) commissioned and implemented the 3rd Eswatini FinScope Survey […]

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Measuring Progress: Financial inclusion in SADC – 2018...

Financial inclusion is a means to an end – the end being improved household and individual welfare and a positive impact on those activities that contribute to production and economic growth. The latter in turn can have a positive impact on further financial sector development. Access to financial services is highlighted in many of the […]

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Myanmar MAP Synthetic 2018 Report

This MAP Study Synthesis Note serves to summarize a series of documents produced as part of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar initiative. Preparation for MAP Myanmar was approved by the President of the Union of Myanmar in January 2013. The programme has been developed by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in close cooperation […]

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