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.
The Business Development Measure (BDM) is a tool developed by FinMark Trust that uses statistical techniques to segment the ecosystem of a country’s Micro, Small and Medium Eterprise (MSME) sector based on several attributes. View the Swaziland Business Development Measure dashboard for 2017.
MAP Cambodia represents a partnership between National Bank of Cambodia, UNCDF, FinMark Trust, Cenfri and the National Institute of Statistics for the Development of a Strategic Framework for Financial Inclusion in Cambodia. The National Bank of Cambodia is the Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Financial Inclusion Strategy Formulation (IMWG-FISF) which govern the MAP […]
Making Access Possible (MAP) Cambodia represents a partnership between National Bank of Cambodia, UNCDF, FinMark Trust, Cenfri and the National Institute of Statistics for the Development of a Strategic Framework for Financial Inclusion in Cambodia. The National Bank of Cambodia is the Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Financial Inclusion Strategy Formulation (IMWG-FISF) which […]
Listen in to the Voice of WITS fm (VOW 88.1 fm) podcast from the Business Buzz show on Going Cashless – Are South Africans using cash or banking digitally? Head of South Africa Financial Inclusion Farai Muronda shares insights on the challenges of extending financial inclusion beyond access and the benefits South Africa can gain […]
Despite progress around the world, many people continue to face social exclusion (i.e., limited access to social and economic opportunities). While not a cure-all, financial services have the potential to connect them to more opportunities. For example, evidence shows that financial services have a direct impact on health, education, gender equality and food security. If […]
The Cambodia Financial Inclusion Roadmap (2018- 2025) provides guidance for achieving the vision of increased financial inclusion in Cambodia. The roadmap is based on the findings presented in the Making Access Possible: Cambodia Country Diagnostic Report 2017 which draws its analysis from the quantitative data of the nationally representative– FinScope Consumer Survey 2015survey with a […]
This report by David Porteous of Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) from the FinMark Trust Digital Identity workshop sets out a framework for defining digital financial identity and its general use cases. The report follows on to consider the current available information about drivers and needs in the SADC identity environment before describing examples of solutions positioned on the digital […]
Pour que les Togolais adultes puissent tirer le meilleur parti des ressources financières disponibles, ils doivent comprendre ce qu’est un produit ou un service financier, les possibilités qu’il ouvre, comment l’utiliser et comment en bénéficier. De même, les caractéristiques d’une personne, ses perceptions et son comportement influent sur sa capacité à s’intéresser à un produit […]
Plus de jeunes (45%) vivent dans les régions urbaines comparé aux seniors (38%), ce qui laisse croire qu’un plus grand nombre de jeunes pourraient avoir migré vers les régions urbaines. Cependant, 55% des jeunes vivent dans les zones rurales avec la plus grande proportion de jeunes (17%) se trouvant à Grand Lomé. Une plus grande […]
Remittance markets comprise both an important means of supporting impoverished communities, and a commercial opportunity for financial sector operators. In migrant heavy communities, remittance products can be the most important form of financial service provided, which is often disproportionately benefits female-headed recipient households. In 2012 FinMark Trust commissioned an exercise to estimate the size of […]
The South Africa Financial Inclusion Workshop successfully brought together policy makers, regulators and the financial services industry for a focused discussion on the challenges impeding greater and more beneficial financial inclusion in South Africa. View the report of the South Africa Financial Inclusion Workshop.
The research report study focused on the factors that drove the termination of mobile money services in South Africa focusing on the institutional environment, market environment, end user environment and adoption and availability. The secondary objective was to identify barriers to launching effective mobile financial services (MFS) in South Africa with a specific focus on […]
This roadmap document is produced as part of a series of documents in the Making Access Possible (MAP) Madagascar initiative. MAP Madagascar has been rolled out under the guidance of the MAP steering committee chaired by the Treasury department of the Ministry of Finance and Budget. The steering committee includes representatives from government, regulators, private […]
Making Access Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country diagnostic and stakeholder dialogue, leading to the development of national financial inclusion roadmaps that identify key drivers of financial inclusion and recommended action. Through its design, MAP seeks to strengthen and focus the domestic development dialogue on […]
Understanding what a financial product or service is, what it offers, how to use it, how to benefit from it is a necessary requirement for Togolese adults to make best use of available resources. Similarly, an individual’s characteristics, perceptions and behaviour influences his ability to engage, take-up and utilise a financial product. However, influencing an […]
L’énergie propre (dite aussi verte ou renouvelable) est pressentie comme la meilleure alternative pour développer l’énergie destinée à la cuisson et à l’éclairage dans les foyers togolais. Cependant, la capacité à garantir l’accès à des sources d’énergies renouvelables dépend de l’aptitude des ménages à accéder à de meilleures modalités de financement. Le coût initial d’accès […]
Clean (or green or renewable) energy is tipped as the next best option to advance energy for cooking and lighting within Togolese households. However, the ability to secure the renewable sources of energy are dependent on households’ capability to make better financial arrangements. As it well known that the cost of renewable energy is high […]
De manière générale, l’agriculture est un secteur à forte intensité de main d’oeuvre. C’est particulièrement le cas au Togo, où 51 % des ménages sont impliqués dans des activités liées à l’agriculture. La plupart des ménages agricoles se trouvent dans la région des Plateaux (34 %) et dans la région Maritime (22 %). Sans surprise, […]