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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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Seminar on Financial Education Report

Financial education is key to improving individual financial behaviour, preventing over-indebtedness, protecting clients, contributing to market development and ensuring financial stability. It makes a crucial contribution to the development of inclusive financial systems and to broader economic and social development goals. Financial education is therefore increasingly high on the agenda of many countries, including countries […]

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Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion in SADC

This paper presents a cross-country comparison of mobile money ownership and its determinants together with the factors affecting mobile money adoption. The link between mobile money and financial inclusion will also be discussed. The following insights have been gained from the FinScope studies conducted in 11 countries across the SADC region. The low penetration of […]

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Updating the South Africa-SADC remittance channel estimates

Remittance markets comprise both a commercial opportunity for financial sector operators, and an important means of supporting impoverished communities. In 2012 FinMark Trust commissioned an exercise to estimate the size of remittance flows from South Africa, which is a key regional hub for economic migration, to the various countries in the Southern African Development Community […]

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Baseline Financial Literacy Survey Seychelles 2016 Report

The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) commissioned FinMark Trust to undertake a Baseline Survey on Financial Literacy. The purpose of the baseline study was to measure the level of financial literacy amongst the population and provide an assessment of the needs of the population including the identification of possible […]

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FinScope Madagascar Financial Literacy Dashboard (French)

The majority of adults (57%) have primary education or less. The level of education has implications on financial literacy. Formal education systems provide numeracy and comprehension skills. This includes a general awareness of formal financial products, how they work and skills such as budgeting. The implicit knowledge gained from educational systems also improves the comprehension […]

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FinScope Madagascar Financial Literacy Dashboard (English)

The majority of adults (57%) have primary education or less. The level of education has implications on financial literacy. Formal education systems provide numeracy and comprehension skills. This includes a general awareness of formal financial products, how they work and skills such as budgeting. The implicit knowledge gained from educational systems also improves the comprehension […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar Pocket Guide (English)

The Malagasy economy is not diversified and economic growth is focused on a few sectors and regions qualified as growth poles due to their high population density, proximity of major projects and their access to markets. Many regions where the poverty rates are high, have low priorities in development programs and weakened economic performance. The […]

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FinScope 2015 Consumer Survey India – Under the Poores...

FinScope Consumer India (PSIG) 2015 is the first financial inclusion survey of the Poorest States Inclusive Growth (PSIG) in which a representational cross-section of adult Indians were interviewed comprehensively about their financial behaviour, familiarity with financial terminology and their use of financial services. A total of 16,000 households were covered by the survey from which […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar 2016 Presentation

The objectives of the FinScope Madagascar 2016 are: To describe the levels of financial inclusion (i.e. levels of access to financial products and services ?both formal and informal To describe the landscape of access (i.e. the type of products and services used by financially included individuals) To identify the drivers of, and barriers to financial […]

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Cross-Border Remittances 2016

The World Bank estimates that in 2016 remittances from migrant workers to developing countries will be worth USD 440 billion. More than twice that of foreign aid. Remittances play a critical role in supporting the welfare for many individuals and households in developing countries. Moreover, remittances can contribute to economic growth, with research indicating that […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
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FinScope MSME Survey Lesotho Pocket Guide

FinScope MSME Lesotho was designed to involve a range of stakeholders engaging in a comprehensive consultative process, thereby enriching the survey and ensuring appropriateness and buyin. The Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing (MSCM) is grateful to all individuals who participated in this project, including the steering committee (SC) constituting of Ministry of […]

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Case Study – Using Information as a Driver of Change: ...

In August 2016, FSD Africa launched a case study series on the art of financial market facilitation with a desire to learn more about the art of market facilitation in action. In response, and in partnership with CGAP, DCED and the FSD Network, FSD Africa commissioned the Springfield Centre to prepare a suite learning case studies. The seven case study […]

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