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Lao MAP Synthesis 2015 Report

This synthesis note summarises the main findings of the MAP Lao PDR diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Laos across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. MAP Laos was requested by the Bank of Lao PDR as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Laos. […]

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Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 20...

Phnom Penh, 12 July 2016. FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 2015 today. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served […]

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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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FinScope Consumer Survey Cambodia 2015 Presentation

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, Cenfri and FinMark Trust. At country level, the core MAP partners, collaborate with other donors to ensure an inclusive, holistic process. In addition to the above MAP […]

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Botswana MAP Synthesis 2015 report

This Diagnostic report presents a comprehensive analysis of the financial inclusion environment in Botswana as part of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana initiative. MAP will be used to inform the Botswana government’s approach to financial inclusion. In 2014, the Ministry of Finance formally requested FinMark Trust’s support for its ongoing financial inclusion agenda. It […]

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Bostwana MAP Roadmap 2014-2020 report

This roadmap document is produced as part of a series of documents in the Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana initiative. Preparation for MAP Botswana was announced by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning in the February 2015 Budget Speech, and a Steering Committee consisting of government, private sector, and civil society representatives set up […]

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Botswana MAP Diagnostic 2015 report

This report summarises the findings of the MAP Botswana diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Botswana across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. MAP Botswana was requested by the Government of Botswana as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Botswana. The Ministry of Finance […]

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Malawi MAP Diagnostic 2015 Report

Making Access Possible (MAP) is an evidence based multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion, conducted by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri), in consultation with the Ministry of Finance-led MAP Malawi Steering committee. The MAP diagnostic informs a roadmap that provides detailed and […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Lao 2015 Pocket Guide

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has witnessed significant growth in the financial sector with government initiatives allowing for growth in the micro-finance sector and an increased foreign bank presence. The challenge, as with most developing economies, for policy-makers and the private sector, is to spread the reach of socioeconomic benefits that come with economic expansion. […]

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The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) launch

Johannesburg, 19 November 2015. The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) will be officially launched today by the Minister of Finance in Ezulwini, Swaziland. The establishment of the SCDA has been made possible largely by FinMark Trust (FMT) which has, since early 2014, worked closely with Swaziland credit providers, regulators and the Ministry of Finance. The […]

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Finmark Trust & Cenfri Launch $USD 20 Million Data Facil...

Cape Town, South Africa, November 19, 2015—Today, FinMark Trust and Cenfri will launch a $US 20 million data facility, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The five year partnership will see the support of a data hub that is designed to help financial services providers better understand […]

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People are Struggling to Stretch Their Money

Johannesburg, 10 November 2015: FinMark Trust released the results of its FinScope Consumer South Africa 2015 survey results today.  The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served people. […]

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FinScope South Africa 2015 Consumer Survey Launch Presentati...

The 2015 FinScope survey shows that in South Africa levels of financial inclusion remain stable at 87% compared to 86% in 2014. About 31.2 million (84%) of adults are formally served, that is they have a bank and other formal non-bank product/services, compared to 80% in 2014. While overall inclusion figures have not changed substantially, […]

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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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SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy

The primary orientation of this Strategy is to support SADC Member States in the development and implementation of their own National Financial Inclusion Strategies. As such, this Strategy is regional in nature and aligns with the aspirations of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap. The target audience […]

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2015 Annual Report

As more evidence is emerging on the positive link between financial inclusion and improved livelihoods of the poor, more countries around the world have embarked on financial inclusion strategies to improve access to and usage of financial services and products. The ultimate aim is to unlock the economic and social potential of the unbanked population […]

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Media statement – FinMark Trust sponsors programme on ...

FinMark Trust has again sponsored a course on agricultural and rural finance in partnership with Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria which is currently underway and runs from 14th to 26th September 2015. FinMark Trust supports access to finance for agriculture as a key driver in ensuring that food security in the SADC region […]