year | 2017

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FinScope Togo Youth 2017 Dashboard (English)

More youth (45%) live in urban areas than seniors (38%) suggesting that more youth might have migrated to urban areas. However 55% of the youth live in rural areas with the highest youth population (17%) found in Grand Lomé. A greater proportion of the youth have secondary education and above than their senior counterparts. However, […]

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Togo MAP Rapport De Feuille De Route 2019 – 2023 (Fran...

La Feuille de Route pour l’inclusion financière du Togo 2019-2023 définit les priorités nationales relatives à l’amélioration de l’inclusion financière au niveau national. La Feuille de Route est axée sur les conclusions du diagnostic, contenues dans “Togo Making Access Possible: Rapport Diagnostic de l’Inclusion Financière 2017”,un rapport qui s’appuie sur la recherche et les sondages […]

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Togo MAP Rapport De Diagnostic 2017 (Français)

L’initiative « Rendre l’accès possible » (Making Access Possible – MAP) est une initiative multi pays visant à appuyer l’inclusion financière à travers un processus de diagnostic reposant sur des données factuelles issues du pays. C’est un partenariat entre l’UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund), FinMark Trust et le Centre pour réglementation et l’inclusion financière (Cenfri). […]

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Togo MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report (English)

Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country analysis. It is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri). In each country, it aligns stakeholders from within government, private sector and the […]

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2017 Annual Report

The past financial year has been a period of change and renewal for FinMark Trust (FMT). We celebrated our fifteenth year of service and pioneering work on innovative approaches to financial inclusion globally. We also marked this important milestone by reviewing our impact, relevance and positioning. This was important to ensure that we remain relevant […]

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Burkina Faso MAP Rapport De Diagnostic 2017(French)

L’initiative « Rendre l’Accès Possible » (Making Access Possible – MAP) est une initiative multi pays visant à appuyer l’inclusion financière à travers un processus de diagnostic reposant sur des données factuelles issues du pays. C’est un partenariat entre le Fonds d’Équipement des Nations-Unies (FENU) communément appelé UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund), FinMark Trust et le […]

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Burkina Faso MAP Diagnostic 2017 report (English)

Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country analysis. It is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri). In each country, it aligns stakeholders from within government, private sector and the […]

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FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017 Pocket Guide

The MSME sector is recognised as an significant contributor to economic growth and development and mass employment. With this knowledge, the crucial role of MSMEs in the national economy anchors on the roles of government, the business community and the public at large to harness and optimise the sector’s development. The lack of recent, holistic […]

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New facts and figures from FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 20...

Mbabane, 24 August 2017. The Micro Finance Unit, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, in 2015 commissioned for the first time in Swaziland, the FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017. The survey was conducted between October 2016 and March 2017. The Survey amongst other things sought to determine the performance of the MSME sector as well […]

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The Second SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba

FinMark Trust, in partnership with SADC Secretariat and the SADC Banking Association is proud to have co-hosted the second Financial Inclusion Indaba on the 13th and 14th of July in Centurion, South Africa. Across the African continent, governments have begun to realise the pivotal role financial inclusion can play in combatting poverty and contributing to inclusive […]

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DRC MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

The DRC is emerging from decades of conflict. To this, as will be discussed in Section 4.1, is added severe infrastructure constraints and a vast and difficult to navigate topography. Almost half of all adults live in deep rural areas where they are all but cut off from the outside world. Subsistence agriculture plays a […]

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The Impact of Remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Households in sub-Saharan Africa have a long tradition of cross-border migration and associated remittances. During periods of economic or political instability, or simply when opportunities at home are scarce, the funds remitted by migrants are a lifeline that can help keep food on the table, children at school, and roofs over heads. However, from an […]

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Cross-Border Remittance Pricing

This report was commissioned by FinMark Trust and carried out through Genesis to assess the cost of cross-border remittances in South Africa. Using a new approach based on conducting actual cross-border transactions, the report verifies the pricing offered to customers in the market and compares this cost to other studies conducted by the World Bank […]

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Updating the South Africa-SADC Remittance Channel Estimates ...

Remittance markets comprise both a commercial opportunity for financial sector operators, and an important means of supporting impoverished communities. In 2012 FinMark Trust commissioned an exercise to estimate the size of remittance flows from South Africa, which is a key regional hub for economic migration, to the various countries in the Southern African Development Community […]

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Digitisation of social grant payments and financial inclusio...

A quarter of South Africans rely on social grants and the grant allows millions to access formal financial services. However, the extent to which social grants have contributed to financial inclusion of social grant recipients has not been documented. Therefore, this report was prepared to highlights the trends in financial inclusion among social grant recipients […]

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Workshop on Policy Development Research in the Greater Mekon...

The Head of Information and Research, Dr Kingstone Mutsonziwa provided insights into the landscape of financial inclusion in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) using the lens of FinScope’s nationally representative surveys. The presentation was presented in Bangkok, Thailand at the International Workshop on Policy Development Research in the Greater Mekong Subregion hosted by the Puey […]

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