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FinScope Consumer Survey Mozambique 2019 Report (English)

The country’s on-going commitment to financial inclusion and its financial sector’s commitment to driving this initiative was demonstrated by the Government of Mozambique approving the National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Mozambique (2016-2022) in March 2016. The fundamental aim of policies and strategies for financial inclusion is to increase access to formal financial institutions and increase […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (Portuguese)

O Dinheiro Móvel tem evoluído para um bem utilitário que faculta marioritariamente serviços financeiros à população não-bancária. O seu sucesso em certos mercados emergentes e países com estruturas bancárias não sofisticadas tem sido singular. O objetivo do projeto é de desenvolver as Diretrizes para o Dinheiro Móvel de forma a apoiar os Estados Membros da […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (French)

Le Mobile Money s’est développé en un outil visant à fournir des services financiers en grande partie à la population non bancarisée. Son succès sur certains marchés émergents et dans les pays ayant une infrastructure bancaire peu sophistiquée a été sans précédent. Le but du projet est de développer des lignes directrices Mobile Money pour […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (English)

Mobile Money has evolved as a utility to provide financial services largely to the unbanked population. Its success in certain emerging markets and countries with unsophisticated banking infrastructure has been unprecedented. The aim of the project is to develop Mobile Money guidelines to assist SADC Member States with principles to facilitate the harmonisation of their […]

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FinScope MSME Survey Malawi 2019 Report

The Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Report is based on findings from 6 focus group discussions with over 30 MSME owners who were identified for follow-up qualitative research. The discussions were conducted to better understand the findings derived from the analysis of the completed FinScope MSME Survey Malawi 2019 dataset. The FGDs were conducted in key […]

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MAP MSME Malawi 2019 Survey Report

The Government of Malawi (GoM) has been working towards the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. In a bid to boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and support decent job creation, the GoM has designated the private sector as an engine for the country’s economic growth and poverty alleviation. This is evident […]

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MAP MSME Malawi Roadmap 2019 Report

The Malawi Making Access Possible (MAP) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Roadmap lays out a vision and implementation framework for the development of the SME sector in Malawi. This Roadmap only focuses on SMEs, and excludes micro-enterprises. This was in recognition that, even though micro enterprises are critical as a major contributor towards […]

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MAP MSME Malawi Diagnostic 2019 Report

This report captures the findings of the country context, demand-side, supply-side, and policy and regulatory reviews. The rest of this chapter describes the approach that was employed and the timelines of the project. Chapter Two provides the macroeconomic, demographic, infrastructure, and political context of Malawi. Chapter Three details the current and expected policy and regulatory […]

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South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report

In the South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report, presented are the findings from a mystery shopping exercise designed to evaluate the current price of remitting from South Africa to other Southern African Development Community (SADC) nations. However, we also included insights into regional regulatory environments and product innovation currently shaping SA […]

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SADC Remittance Values and Volumes 2020 report

Remittances are also an important component of access to finance. Informal remittance markets in many countries are well established but often expose the remitter to delays and the risk of theft and other losses. Formalising these markets is central to the wider objective of improving access to finance in the region, which is central to […]

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2019 Annual Report

We revisit our purpose of Making financial markets work for the poor by promoting financial inclusion and inclusive growth in the 2019 Annual Report. At FMT we constantly ask ourselves how we can better impact the lives of the poor in the region. In answering this question, it has become clear that financial inclusion is […]

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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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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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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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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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Myanmar MAP Diagnostic 2018 Report

This MAP Refresh Myanmar document follows on from the original MAP (Making Access Possible) exercise in Myanmar in 2013/2014. MAP undertakes a comprehensive in-country analysis of the financial sector – from the perspective of enhancing financial access – as the basis for preparing a roadmap of action items likely to move the country towards achieving […]

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Madagascar Note de Synthese 2018 – 2022 (Français)

Dans le contexte malagasy, l’inclusion financière est définie comme « l’accès et l’utilisation pour tous les segments de la population malgache de produits et services financiers adaptés et de proximité, dont l’épargne, l’assurance, le paiement et le crédit, offerts par des institutions pérennes ». A Madagascar, comme dans d’autres pays, le secteur financier joue un […]

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