triangle

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, […]

triangle

Measuring Progress: Financial inclusion in SADC – 2018...

Financial inclusion is a means to an end – the end being improved household and individual welfare and a positive impact on those activities that contribute to production and economic growth. The latter in turn can have a positive impact on further financial sector development. Access to financial services is highlighted in many of the […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC Consumer MAP
triangle

DataHack4FI launches in 7 countries

The Data Hack for Financial Inclusion (DataHack4FI), the largest Pan-African innovation competition, is an initiative within the i2i (insight2impact) program jointly hosted by FinMark Trust and Cenfri. DataHack4FI encourages collaboration and skills development to promote the use of data and data analytics to solve financial and economic inclusion challenges, thereby extending valuable financial services to […]

insight2impact
triangle

Myanmar MAP Synthetic 2018 Report

This MAP Study Synthesis Note serves to summarize a series of documents produced as part of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar initiative. Preparation for MAP Myanmar was approved by the President of the Union of Myanmar in January 2013. The programme has been developed by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in close cooperation […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC Consumer MAP
triangle

Myanmar MAP Diagnostic 2018 Report

This MAP Refresh Myanmar document follows on from the original MAP (Making Access Possible) exercise in Myanmar in 2013/2014. MAP undertakes a comprehensive in-country analysis of the financial sector – from the perspective of enhancing financial access – as the basis for preparing a roadmap of action items likely to move the country towards achieving […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC Consumer MAP
triangle

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 […]

FinScope Consumer
triangle

FinScope Consumer Survey Haiti 2018 Pocket Guide (French)

Le Gouvernement d’Haïti reconnaît le rôle joué par le secteur financier pour faciliter la croissance économique grâce à un meilleur accès aux services financiers. Afin de renforcer les politiques génératrices d’une croissance et d’un développement durable et inclusif, les parties prenantes et le gouvernement haïtien ont mis en oeuvre FinScope Haïti 2018 pour aider à […]

FinScope Consumer
SADC Consumer MAP
triangle

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 […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC FI Strategy
triangle

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 […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC FI Strategy
triangle

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 […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC FI Strategy
triangle

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 […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
SADC FI Strategy
triangle

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 […]

FinScope
triangle

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 […]

SADC MSME MAP
triangle

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 […]

SADC MSME MAP
triangle

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 […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
triangle

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 world. […]

triangle

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 […]

FinScope Consumer
triangle

2018 Annual Report

The journey of renewal for FinMark Trust (FMT) has continued during the past financial year with several important aspects of our strategy being implemented. We have again positioned FMT as a key thought leader within the global financial inclusion world, and importantly within the SADC region.