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Lower documentation requirements; driving greater financial ...

While financial inclusion has risen to 68% globally, Sub Saharan Africa continues to lag with only 32% of its citizens having an account at a financial institution. This translates to over 400 million Africans who are not making use of formal banking and other financial services. One of the greatest impediments to account ownership is […]

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1st SADC Gender Workshop presentations

FinMark Trust, the SADC Secretariat, the SADC Committee of Central Bank Governors, the SADC Banking Association, FSD Mozambique, FSD Zambia and Graça Machel Trust convened a 2-day SADC regional gender workshop which looked to bring together key stakeholders in the women’s financial inclusion agenda including financial sector regulators, ministries of gender/women’s affairs, ministries of finance, […]

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Enquête FinScope auprès des consommateurs Haïti 2018: Pr...

Objectifs de FinScope Haiti 2018 Décrire les niveaux d’Inclusion Financière (c’est-à-dire les niveaux d’accès aux produits et services financiers – formels et informels) Décrire le niveau d’accès au services financiers (c.-à-d. le type de produits et services utilisés par des individus financièrement inclus) Identifier les catalyseurs et les obstacles à l’accès aux produits et services […]

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Madagascar Note de Synthese 2018 – 2022 (Français)

Dans le contexte malagasy, l’inclusion financière est définie comme « l’accès et l’utilisation pour tous les segments de la population malgache de produits et services financiers adaptés et de proximité, dont l’épargne, l’assurance, le paiement et le crédit, offerts par des institutions pérennes ». A Madagascar, comme dans d’autres pays, le secteur financier joue un […]

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Madagascar Synthesis 2018 – 2022 Report – Summar...

In Madagascar’s case, financial inclusion is defined as « the easy access to and use of adapted financial products and services by all segments of the Malagasy population, including savings, insurance, payment and credit, offered by sustainable institutions ». In Madagascar, as in other countries, the financial sector has a particularly important role to play […]

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Strategie Nationale D’Inclusion Financiere a Madagascar 20...

Dans le contexte malagasy, l’inclusion financière est définie comme « l’accès et l’utilisation pour tous les segments de la population malgache de produits et services financiers adaptés et de proximité, dont l’épargne, l’assurance, le paiement et le crédit, offerts par des institutions pérennes ». A Madagascar, comme dans d’autres pays, le secteur financier joue un […]

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National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Madagascar 2018-202...

In Madagascar, financial inclusion is defined as « the easy access to and use of adapted financial products and services by all segments of the Malagasy population, including savings, insurance, payment and credit, offered by sustainable institutions ». As in other countries, the financial sector in Madagascar has a particularly important role to play in […]

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Top six insights on Gender from FinScope data across the SAD...

FinScope data analysis has revealed many insights on gender. The analysis shows high levels of exclusion for women in Southern African Development Community (SADC) with a recorded 35% of women excluded, compared with 30% for men. This reflected a gender gap of 5% compared to the global gender gap of 7%. Some of these gender […]

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Eswatini MAP SME Roadmap 2018 Report

The Eswatini Making Access Possible (MAP) for Growth: Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Roadmap lays out a vision and implementation framework for the development of the SME sector in Eswatini. This Roadmap only focuses on SMEs, at the exclusion of micro enterprises. This was in recognition that even though micro enterprises are critical as […]

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Eswatini MAP SME Diagnostic 2018 Report

The Government of Eswatini has made considerable effort towards developing the (Small and Medium Enterprises) SME sector since the early 2000s. Government has run programs ranging from capacity building to setting up developmental institutions providing financing and business development support to encourage performance of the sector. Despite this support, the performance of SMEs has fallen […]

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Shoprite Lesotho cross-border remittance product achieves R1...

The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1 billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between SA and Lesotho. The cost of a transfer of R900 is 2%, which is one of the cheapest cross-border products in the world. A remittance is when a person sends money, usually small […]

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Shoprite Lesotho Cross-border remittances

Media release: Shoprite Lesotho cross-border remittance product achieves R1 billion mark The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1 billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between SA and Lesotho. The cost of a transfer of R900 is 2%, which is one of the cheapest cross-border products in the […]

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FinScope South Africa Consumer 2018 Results Factsheet

The FinScope South Africa 2018 Survey highlighted many issues pertinent to financial inclusion in South Africa. A key highlight for FinScope South Africa Consumer 2018 results highlight how South Africans are facing economic hardships with about 1 in every 5 adults borrowing to buy food. Another key highlight is how the study shows that the financial sector continues […]

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