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FinScope MSME Survey Lesotho Pocket Guide

FinScope MSME Lesotho was designed to involve a range of stakeholders engaging in a comprehensive consultative process, thereby enriching the survey and ensuring appropriateness and buyin. The Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing (MSCM) is grateful to all individuals who participated in this project, including the steering committee (SC) constituting of Ministry of […]

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New Facts and Figures from FinScope MSME Survey Lesotho 2016

Maseru, 03 November 2016: FinMark Trust (FMT) in conjunction with the Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing; and the Ministry of Finance released the results of the FinScope Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survey Lesotho 2016 survey results today. This was the first FinScope MSME Survey conducted in Lesotho. The FinScope MSME […]

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Case Study – Using Information as a Driver of Change: ...

In August 2016, FSD Africa launched a case study series on the art of financial market facilitation with a desire to learn more about the art of market facilitation in action. In response, and in partnership with CGAP, DCED and the FSD Network, FSD Africa commissioned the Springfield Centre to prepare a suite learning case studies. The seven case study […]

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Financial literacy and savings decisions by adult financial ...

We use survey data from a sample of 4000 adult financial consumers in Zimbabwe to analyse the determinants of financial literacy and its effect on individual?s savings decisions. Results show that women have lower financial literacy than men. Furthermore, individuals? residing in rural areas exhibit lower financial literacy compared with urban financial consumers. Financial literacy […]

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Financial Literacy & Financial Inclusion in the SADC Re...

The paper provides cross-country comparisons of financial literacy in the SADC region. It also presents the link between financial literacy and product uptake including the relationship between financial literacy and productive usage of debt. The analysis provides important insights into the level of financial literacy and illustrates differences among the countries in the region.

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FinScope Consumer Survey Togo 2016 Presentation (French)

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. The FinScope Consumer Survey Togo 2016 was a partnership between Fonds National de la Finance Inclusive (FNFI), L’Institut National de la Statistique et […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Togo 2016 Presentation (English)

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. The FinScope Consumer Survey Togo 2016 was a partnership between Fonds National de la Finance Inclusive (FNFI), L’Institut National de la Statistique et […]

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Is Education and Data Burning a Deeper Hole in The Pockets o...

Johannesburg, 23 September 2016. In the wake of the #DataMustFall campaign, it seems that the data revolution might have a valid and legitimate plea. The campaign founders made a presentation before the Parliamentary Communications and Postal Committee on the 21st of September 2016 on the costs of data in the country. According to the soon-to-be launched […]

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Africa On The Cusp: 23% Of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Population...

Africa is severely under-lent. The continent needs more credit, and it needs better credit, according to new research published by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa). The report concludes that policymakers and donors ought to play a more active role in enabling credit markets to open up in a positive way, seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity […]

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2016 Annual Report

This year’s review traces the overall progress made by FinMark Trust in the implementation of its programme to “make financial markets work for the poor”. As a reminder to our readers, our 2015-2020 strategy is anchored on (i) regional financial integration (ii) financial inclusion and (iii) global thought leadership. Under each of these pillars we […]

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Effective Health Financing Models in SADC: Three Case Studie...

The SADC region faces challenges in the provision of health services relating to limited financial and human resources. As such, access to appropriate and affordable healthcare is often sub-optimal, especially in public and rural areas. This report reviews three cases pre-funding mechanisms to draw lessons on the potential role of different health financing vehicles in […]

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Challenges & Opportunities for Health Finance in South ...

Pre-funded healthcare in South Africa, as the principle vehicle for access to private healthcare, is inaccessible to the bulk of the population. This study unpacks some of the regulatory and supply side reasons that drive affordability challenges from the perspective of the low income consumer, with a view to stimulate debate on the necessary conditions […]

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Agricultural Subsidies in SADC Countries

FinMark Trust has commissioned this research as part of its broader mandate to improve financial inclusion of the poor. In this case, given the significance of the agricultural sector in most Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, the stated purpose has been to assist SADC and SADC states to make informed decisions regarding the payment […]

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Agricultural Subsidies in SADC Countries

FinMark Trust has commissioned this research as part of its broader mandate to improve financial inclusion of the poor. In this case, given the significance of the agricultural sector in most Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, the stated purpose has been to assist SADC and SADC states to make informed decisions regarding the payment […]

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Cutting Corners at a Most Vulnerable Time

With the details of the South African micro insurance regulatory framework soon to be finalised, questions still remain as to how best to approach formalisation and enforcement of informal funeral parlours. Previous research showed that enforcement will not be an easy task, as it is a fragmented industry where informal insurance is key to many […]

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