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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 Brochure

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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FinScope South Africa 2010

The public and private partnership sees access to finance as a critical contributing pillar to accelerating growth and development in South Africa. At large, the South African government has a mandate to facilitate, promote and enhance greater access and usage of appropriate financial services and products for all South Africans, especially those currently financially excluded, […]

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FinScope Uganda 2009

The Ugandan government has made considerable efforts to reform and develop the country’s economy. Financial inclusion has become a contributing pillar to the achievement of Uganda’s Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP), as lack of access to suitable financial services is one of the biggest obstacles to development. Conducting the FinScope survey is part of the […]

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FinScope Rwanda 2008

Rwanda has adopted a Financial Sector Development Program (FSDP) in order ‘to develop a stable and sound financial sector that is sufficiently deep and broad, capable of efficiently mobilizing and allocating resources to address the development needs of the economy and reduce poverty’. The FSDP has been made one of the key components in the Economic […]

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