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 to govern the process. The programme has been developed by FinMark Trust in close cooperation with the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The key research findings from the MAP diagnostic in Botswana are captured in the country diagnostic report, Making Access Possible: Botswana Country Diagnostic Report, 2015 produced by Econsult Botswana with the support of CENFRI. The diagnostic covers the demand-side, supply-side and regulatory analyses. The supply-side analysis covers payments, savings, credit and insurance, and therefore provides an understanding of financial inclusion in a broad context. The demand side component includes an analysis of access, usage, perceptions and attitudes of financial services by target groups, and draws from quantitative data provided by the Botswana FinScope Survey 2014 and qualitative research in the form of Home Visits and Key Informant Interviews.

Documents produced as part of the MAP Botswana initiative include: (1) Making Access Possible: Botswana Synthesis Note 2015. (2) Making Access Possible: Botswana Country Diagnostic Report 2015. (3) Summary presentation – Botswana FinScope Survey 2014. A summary presentation of the Botswana MAP Diagnostic Report findings, presented to a Stakeholder Workshop in July 2015, and the FinScope dataset are available on request.

The roadmap summarises the main findings and recommendations from the comprehensive diagnostic report and presents a way forward on the recommended priority areas for financial inclusion in Botswana. MAP Botswana is funded by FinMark Trust.

The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI) to improve financial inclusion to improve individual welfare and support inclusive growth.