Programme | SADC Consumer MAP

FinMark Trust has partnered with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Cenfri to develop and deliver the Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) initiative. MAP seeks to advance financial inclusion and support expanding access to an appropriate portfolio of financial services for individuals that are either underserved or un-served. An appropriate portfolio of financial services includes effective access to credit, savings, payments and insurance products. These products have the potential to improve the welfare of lower income people by helping to conduct and manage their financial lives more efficiently, increase income, better manage risks and build up wealth over time.

The MAP diagnostic approach utilises an analytical framework to build a picture of market demand based on household and individual income, economic activity, and current usage of financial services within a diverse array of countries and local contexts. This approach has the objective of:

  • Encouraging providers of financial services to deliver products and services to those segments of the population that are currently underserved; and
  • Enabling policymakers and regulators to understand current policies and regulations that are inhibiting market growth and to develop a strategic vision on financial inclusion and the possible delivery modalities.

The MAP Diagnostics are effectively utilised to support the development of Financial Inclusion Strategies for countries, highlighting priority areas for impact. FMT supports the implementation of these programmes through in country resources.

Thematic Country Programs within MAP

M&E

M&E to support assessment of the financial inclusion indicators.

Digital Financial Identity

Migration within the region is part of daily life. With the cost of KYC (know your customer) up to 80% of the cost from cross border remittances – a digital financial identity for the region could reduce costs to those most vulnerable.

Mobile Money and Interest on Mobile Money

FMT supported the development of the Committee of Central bank Governors for SADC Mobile Money Guidelines, which has been adopted as the working document for the region. A major and very progressive approval, was for the payment of interest on Mobile Money Wallets. This is very progressive thinking – and supports financial inclusion through the digitization of a store of value with interest. We are supporting the implementation of their clause in the region through the development of frameworks for countries to pay interest.

Credit information Sharing

Access to finance, and formal credit is essential to support financial inclusion. Credit information sharing is critical to support formal credit, and limit over indebtedness.

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FinScope Consumer Survey Burkina Faso Pocket Guide (French)

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro and small businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Cambodia 2015 Pocket Guide

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro- and small- businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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Myanmar MAP diagnostic report

As Myanmar modernises its financial sector to better serve its economy and people, a growing opportunity to extend financial services to the majority of its people has opened up. MAP found that 30% of the 39 million adults use regulated financial services, but only 6% use more than one service. Fewer than 5% of adults […]

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Lesotho MAP diagnostic report

This diagnostic report forms part of a series of documents produced as part of the Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) Lesotho initiative. This report applies the MAP diagnostic and programming framework to support expanding access to financial services. The application of MAP in this report considers the opportunities, challenges and scope for the […]

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Lesotho MAP Qualitative Report

This document is a summary of the demand-side research that was conducted in Lesotho as part of the Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) study to complement the quantitative analysis of FinScope survey data. The MAP study is conducted in a number of countries. It aims to develop, pilot and codify a toolkit of financial […]

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Lesotho MAP Synthesis Report

This Synthesis note summarises the main findings of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho Diagnostic Report. The implementation of MAP in Lesotho was officially requested in August 2013 by The Government of Lesotho, via the Ministry of Finance. The MAP project is formally hosted by the Ministry of Finance, with the cooperation of the Central […]

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Making access possible Swaziland Diagnostic report

This report summarises the findings from the MAP Swaziland diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Swaziland across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. The global Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) programme is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Programme (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the […]

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Making Access Possible Swaziland qualitative study

This document is a summary of the qualitative demand-side research that was conducted in Swaziland as part of the Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) study. It is complemented by a quantitative demand-side analysis based on the FinScope[1] Swaziland 2011 results. The MAP study is conducted in a number of countries. It aims to […]

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Myanmar MAP synthesis 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 report

As Myanmar modernises its financial sector to better serve its economy and people, a growing opportunity to extend financial services to the majority of its people has opened up. MAP found that 30% of the 39 million adults use regulated financial services, but only 6% use more than one service. Fewer than 5% of adults […]

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