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FinScope Swaziland 2014 consumer survey

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant contribution of the financial services sector towards the overall economic and private sector growth. Financial institutions are challenged by the changing macro-economic contexts which require their transformation if they are to remain viable and sustainable. The Ministry of Finance established the Micro-Finance Unit (MFU) in September 2010 to […]

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Launch of FinScope Swaziland consumer survey results 2014

Mbabane, 05 February 2015:  FinMark Trust released the results of the FinScope Consumer Swaziland 2014 survey results today. This is the second FinScope Consumer survey conducted in Swaziland. The first one was undertaken in 2011. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to […]

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Microfinance regulatory and policy assessment in SADC –...

The levels of financial inclusion in SADC vary significantly due to the contrasting levels of economic and financial sector development across the fifteen countries. Similarly, microfinance also has varying degrees of penetration. In some countries, microfinance is the primary means of delivering financial services to the masses while in others, which might have a more […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Mauritius 2014 Report

The FinScope survey tool has been developed by FinMark Trust as a nationally representative survey of consumer perceptions about financial services and issues. The survey is conducted among adults, defined as individuals aged 18 and above. To date, it has been rolled out in 18 countries including Mauritius. The FinScope survey provides insights into how […]

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SAMP Microfinance Investment self-assessment tool

To develop an understanding of investor requirements and consequently build transparent information and capacity at a mezzo level within the SADC through collaborative learning the MFI self-assessment tool has been developed to assist MFIs in accessing investment.

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FinScope South Africa 2014 survey results

What changed in people’s lives according to FinScope since 2004? A ten year perspective on financial inclusion in South Africa. Johannesburg, 04 November 2014:  FinMark Trust released the results of its FinScope Consumer South Africa 2014 survey results today.  The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in […]

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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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Media statement – FinScope Consumer Lao 2014 survey MO...

FinMark Trust signs a MOU with Bank of Lao PDR and National Statistics Bureau (NSB) of Lao for the FinScope Consumer Lao 2014 survey Johannesburg, 11 November 2014: FinMark Trust together with the Bank of Lao PDR, and the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) of Lao have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 November 2014 […]

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Health microinsurance scheme design and pricing – less...

This note focuses on the challenges and factors that must be considered in premium setting. It summarises the findings of a comprehensiveliterature review on health insurance experience in four countries: Kenya, Ghana, Colombia and India to identify the key findings, challengesand lessons emerging from an international perspective for the design and pricing of HMI schemes. […]

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Literature review on health microinsurance schemes

One of the problems often found in health microinsurance (HMI) ventures is a lack of data on which to base premium determination. This study of published articles and data from other studies, investigated the usefulness of available data as a basis for developing a pricing model to assist those who wish to provide prepaid health […]

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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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Making Access Possible Swaziland Synthesis report

MAP Swaziland was requested by the Government of Swaziland as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Swaziland. The Ministry of Finance has set up a Financial Inclusion Task Team comprising representatives from the Microfinance Unit, the Central Bank and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority. The Financial Inclusion Task Team serves as […]