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FinScope Mozambique MSME 2012 survey

This report provides a synthesis of the findings from the FinScope MSME Survey, which was carried out in Mozambique in 2012. This study was initiated by the Ministry of Finance and FinMark Trust, with funding provided by the German Development Cooperation through the KfW Development Bank (KfW). The primary aim of the research was to […]

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Zambia’s Microinsurance Landscape: 2012 Survey

Financed by FinMark Trust and the International Labour Organization?s (ILO?s) Microinsurance Innovation Facility, the 2012 microinsurance landscape survey was commissioned by the Microinsurance Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and Pensions and Insurance Authority (PIA). The survey was designed to provide information on the current status of microinsurance business in Zambia as well give some indication to […]

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Review of the History and Legislative Landscape of the South...

This note was commissioned by FinMark Trust as a follow-up to the study titled ‘Review of the South African Market for Hospital Cash Plan Insurance’ conducted by Lighthouse Actuarial Consulting for FinMark Trust in 2012. The research illustrated the potential for Hospital Cash Plan (HCP) products to provide financial protection to those that are unable […]

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FinScope MSME survey Zimbabwe 2012

The Government of Zimbabwe recognises the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as important contributors to job creation, poverty alleviation and development. While there is common interest in leveraging this potential, the lack of accurate and reliable information about the sector and the challenges it faces obstructs the development of targeted and evidence-based strategies to […]

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Financial inclusion in Rwanda 2012

The implementation of FinScope Rwanda in 2008 was driven by a lack of credible information to guide policy interventions and financial service providers in their efforts to expand the reach and depth of the financial system. This decision was urged by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) as the overall custodian of Rwanda’s financial sector. […]

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FinScope South Africa 2012 Highlights

To measure and profile the levels of access to financial services by all adults in South Africa, across income ranges and other demographics, and making this information available for use by key stakeholders such as policy-makers, regulators, and financial service providers. Information provided by the survey helps extend the reach of financial services in the […]

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FinScope Malawi 2012 MSME survey

This report is a nationally representative survey focusing on the status of small businesses in Malawi. It builds on an empirical analysis on the most binding constraints to MSME’s development and growth with a focus on access to financial services. Besides reviewing the available academic literature, the report is based on actual experiences of MSMEs, […]

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Mapping the retail payment services landscape in Zambia

This report is part of a series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It distills key findings from research conducted in Zambia in March 2012 and provides tools for understanding key drivers for retail payments system development in the country. Zambia has made remarkable progress […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
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Financial sector opportunities and constraints in SADC ̵...

Africa is the next investment frontier and the SADC region has some of the most attractive investment opportunities on the continent. Developing closer financial ties between SADC countries, known as regional financial integration (RFI), will bring many benefits for the private financial sector, but we’ve yet to see huge improvements. This one-day regional financial integration […]

SADC FI Strategy
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Growing housing opportunities in Africa conference report

The African Union for Housing Finance and the Housing Finance Project of the Bank of Tanzania joined forces to offer a conference in October  2012, with the theme  ‘Growing   Housing   Opportunities  in Africa: Encouraging Investment and Growing the Market’. The conference was attended by over 320 delegates from across the globe with a range of […]

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Tanzania access to insurance diagnostic study – Contex...

This is a series of 8 documents that together comprise the findings of the Tanzanian Access to Insurance Diagnostic. The series consists of one headline findings summary and seven input documents, each focusing on a specific thematic area, that build up the evidence base to the headline findings. Document 2 outlines the macroeconomic, socio-economic, political […]

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FinScope South Africa 2012 – personalities of the unde...

FinMark Trust appointed frog to conduct immersive research within a lower-income community in South Africa to better understand the challenges of deepening financial inclusion in South Africa. FinMark Trust engaged frog for a 2-week frogImmersive study to provide additional insights on consumer behavioral patterns, lifestyles and attitudes on financial services. This document describes frog’s approach, […]

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FinScope Consumer South Africa 2012

Increased financial inclusion has been recognised as crucial to encouraging home ownership, household savings plans and the expansion of small business as avenues for pro-poor growth in South Africa. Thus, increased financial inclusion is recognised as a vehicle for sustainable and inclusive growth development by the South African Government. Government has undertaken a number of […]

FinScope Consumer