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Financial inclusion in Rwanda 2012

The implementation of FinScope Rwanda in 2008 was driven by a lack of credible information to guide policy interventions and financial service providers in their efforts to expand the reach and depth of the financial system. This decision was urged by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) as the overall custodian of Rwanda’s financial sector. […]

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FinScope South Africa 2012 Highlights

To measure and profile the levels of access to financial services by all adults in South Africa, across income ranges and other demographics, and making this information available for use by key stakeholders such as policy-makers, regulators, and financial service providers. Information provided by the survey helps extend the reach of financial services in the […]

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FinScope consumer survey Zimbabwe 2011

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 […]

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FinScope South Africa 2012

FinMark Trust, an independent trust based in Johannesburg, South Africa, was established in 2002, and is funded primarily by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) through its Southern Africa office. FinMark Trust’s purpose is ‘Making financial markets work for the poor’. This is done by promoting financial inclusion and regional financial integration as well as institutional and organisational development, in […]

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Remittances from South Africa to SADC

It is well known that there are large remittance flows from South Africa to other countries in the SADC region and that a substantial proportion of such flows are informal – sent for example via cross-border mini-bus taxis or buses. However, data on the size of this remittance market is hard to come by. Data […]

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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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The profile of retail payment services and models in South A...

The study aimed to sketch the landscape of retail payment services in South Africa that have a positive impact on financial inclusion and market participation. It also aimed to start to develop a typology of models based on shared characteristics witnessed across various services. The prime inputs to the study were a series of interviews […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
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The profile of retail payment services and models in South A...

The study aimed to sketch the landscape of retail payment services in South Africa that have a positive impact on financial inclusion and market participation. It also aimed to start to develop a typology of models based on shared characteristics witnessed across various services. The prime inputs to the study were a series of interviews […]

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Striving for regional integration – baseline study for...

The Protocol on Finance and Investment (FIP) is one of the protocols entered into by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States to give legal and practical effect to their commitments under the SADC Treaty. The FIP is supported by the content of the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Plan (RISDP) which articulates the broader […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2011 Brochure

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 […]

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FinScope Swaziland 2011

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant role of the financial services sector towards contributing to the overall economic and private sector growth. In addition to the conventional commercial banking institutions, the Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) play a significant role in extending financial services through savings and business loans to the rural un-banked population. Despite this […]

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FinScope Lesotho 2011

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, through the Central Bank of Lesotho, recognises that the scope and efficiency of the financial sector play an important role in facilitating economic and private sector growth. In light of this, one of the main objectives of the government is to improve the reach and depth of financial […]

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FinScope Small business survey South Africa 2010

The FinScope Small Business Survey methodology was first piloted in South Africa in 2006. It has since been implemented as a nationally representative survey in Zambia (2008), Tanzania (2010) and South Africa (2010). The survey will also be conducted in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in 2011. In implementing the FinScope Small Business Survey, FinMark Trust […]

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