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FinScope Myanmar 2013 survey highlights

The FinScope Myanmar consumer survey was launched on 22 May 2014. MAP Myanmar represents a partnership between UNCDF, LIFT, Cenfri and FinMark Trust for the Development of a Strategic Framework for Financial Inclusion in Myanmar. The FinScope study was undertaken by Myanmar Survey Research (MSR), overseen by the MAP Steering Committee, chaired by MMSE and […]

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Regaining momentum – Update on microinsurance in South...

In 2008, the National Treasury published a discussion paper outlining the future of microinsurance regulation in South Africa.  This was followed by a microinsurance policy document published in 2011.  At the time, the intention was to establish a separate Microinsurance Act by 2013, with the key goals of enhancing financial inclusion and expanding regulatory reach […]

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Understanding financial cooperatives in South Africa, Malawi...

FinMark Trust commissioned Genesis to better understand the role and use of co-operative financial institutions (CFIs) as viable alternatives to the commercial banking sector for accessing financial services for lower income individuals in South Africa, Malawi and Swaziland, as well as best practices in the sector. Interpretation of the Terms of Reference Based on the […]

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Assessment of expected Microinsurance Regulatory Impact: The...

On 28 July 2011, the South African National Treasury published a Policy Document[1] outlining detailed proposals for a microinsurance regulatory framework for South Africa. A regulatory roadmap setting out the planned implementation of the regulatory provisions in this regard is expected in early 2014. The proposals in the Policy Document provide a detailed overview of […]

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Regulating m-insurance in Zimbabwe: managing risk while faci...

The aim of this paper is to learn lessons from the EcoLife m-insurance case and develop recommendations with the aim of protecting clients and ensuring positive synergies between financial inclusion and these other policy objectives in the m-insurance space. The methodology utilised for this paper includes desktop research, an in-country visit to Zimbabwe to engage […]

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Translating Consumer Insights into Improved Results

The ‘Market research for microinsurance: Translating consumer insights into improved results’ training course was designed by the International Labour Organization’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility (MIIF) and offered in Zambia for the first time in November 2013 as a pilot training programme, in partnership with FinMark Trust. The training builds on the MIIF’s recent work on understanding […]

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Botswana Country Report Presentation on the Status of Agricu...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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Zimbabwe country report presentation on the Status of Agricu...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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Status of Agricultural and Rural Financial Services in South...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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Mozambique country report presentation on the Status of Agri...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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Malawi country report presentation on the Status of Agricult...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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Zambia country report presentation on the Status of Agricult...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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OEuvrer en faveur de l’intégration financière régio...

De par le monde, les pays, grands et petits, se rejoignent au sein de marchés régionaux afin d’améliorer la vie de leurs peuples. L’élargissement des marchés permet aux entreprises de vendre à davantage de clients et d’élargir le gamme des emplois que les personnes peuvent choisir d?exercer. Par ailleurs, les entreprises étrangères seront probablement plus […]

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Regulating for Inclusive Insurance Markets in SADC

FinMark Trust launched the report on Regulating for Inclusive Insurance Markets in SADC at the SADC Committee of Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities (CISNA) Microinsurance Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 December, 2013. This report supports the implementation of commitments made by Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to align […]

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