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Cambodia MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

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 […]

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Cambodia MAP Synthesis 2017 Report

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 […]

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Cambodia MAP Roadmap 2018 – 2025 Report

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 […]

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Financial Digital Identity: Landscaping a digital financial ...

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 […]

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Remittance Factsheet

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 […]

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Research Report on Mobile Money in South Africa

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 […]

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Madagascar MAP Roadmap 2018 – 2022 Report

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 […]

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Madagascar MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

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 […]

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Togo MAP Rapport De Feuille De Route 2019 – 2023 (Fran...

La Feuille de Route pour l’inclusion financière du Togo 2019-2023 définit les priorités nationales relatives à l’amélioration de l’inclusion financière au niveau national. La Feuille de Route est axée sur les conclusions du diagnostic, contenues dans “Togo Making Access Possible: Rapport Diagnostic de l’Inclusion Financière 2017”,un rapport qui s’appuie sur la recherche et les sondages […]

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Togo MAP Rapport De Diagnostic 2017 (Français)

L’initiative « Rendre l’accès possible » (Making Access Possible – MAP) est une initiative multi pays visant à appuyer l’inclusion financière à travers un processus de diagnostic reposant sur des données factuelles issues du pays. C’est un partenariat entre l’UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund), FinMark Trust et le Centre pour réglementation et l’inclusion financière (Cenfri). […]

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Togo MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report (English)

Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country analysis. It is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri). In each country, it aligns stakeholders from within government, private sector and the […]

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2017 Annual Report

The past financial year has been a period of change and renewal for FinMark Trust (FMT). We celebrated our fifteenth year of service and pioneering work on innovative approaches to financial inclusion globally. We also marked this important milestone by reviewing our impact, relevance and positioning. This was important to ensure that we remain relevant […]

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Burkina Faso MAP Rapport De Diagnostic 2017(French)

L’initiative « Rendre l’Accès Possible » (Making Access Possible – MAP) est une initiative multi pays visant à appuyer l’inclusion financière à travers un processus de diagnostic reposant sur des données factuelles issues du pays. C’est un partenariat entre le Fonds d’Équipement des Nations-Unies (FENU) communément appelé UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund), FinMark Trust et le […]

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Burkina Faso MAP Diagnostic 2017 report (English)

Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country analysis. It is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri). In each country, it aligns stakeholders from within government, private sector and the […]

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The Second SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba

FinMark Trust, in partnership with SADC Secretariat and the SADC Banking Association is proud to have co-hosted the second Financial Inclusion Indaba on the 13th and 14th of July in Centurion, South Africa. Across the African continent, governments have begun to realise the pivotal role financial inclusion can play in combatting poverty and contributing to inclusive […]

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DRC MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

The DRC is emerging from decades of conflict. To this, as will be discussed in Section 4.1, is added severe infrastructure constraints and a vast and difficult to navigate topography. Almost half of all adults live in deep rural areas where they are all but cut off from the outside world. Subsistence agriculture plays a […]

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Lao PDR MAP Roadmap 2016 – 2020 Report

The Laos Financial Inclusion Roadmap 2016 – 2020 lays out the national priorities for the enhancement of financial inclusion in the Lao PDR, in order to help improve welfare, enhance incomes and growth, and support national development objectives.The Roadmap is based on the Country Diagnostic Report, 2015, which in turn draws on in-country research and […]

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The Impact of Remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Households in sub-Saharan Africa have a long tradition of cross-border migration and associated remittances. During periods of economic or political instability, or simply when opportunities at home are scarce, the funds remitted by migrants are a lifeline that can help keep food on the table, children at school, and roofs over heads. However, from an […]

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Cross-Border Remittance Pricing

This report was commissioned by FinMark Trust and carried out through Genesis to assess the cost of cross-border remittances in South Africa. Using a new approach based on conducting actual cross-border transactions, the report verifies the pricing offered to customers in the market and compares this cost to other studies conducted by the World Bank […]

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