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The Fourth SADC Financial Inclusion Forum Report

The fourth SADC Financial Inclusion Forum was held this year to further advance the aspirations of the SADC Strategy on Financial Inclusion and SME access to finance. This year’s Forum was held on the 24 – 25th July 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa under the theme “From Strategy to Implementation”. This forum […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
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Openi2i has launched

We at FinMark Trust, together with Cenfri, have been working on a new initiative – Openi2i – to share some of the programmatic learnings we’ve discovered from the last 5 years of jointly implementing the insight2impact (i2i) programme. We have partnered with NextBillion to host Openi2i and you can read the latest article by Dumisani […]

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Applying the Risk Based Approach in South Africa Report

The risk based approach is a new practice within the AML/CFT field (since 2012). There exists a uniform and across-the-board perception within the AML/CFT community that remittances (particularly cross-border remittances) are by definition more susceptible to ML/TF risks than are other financial products and services. However, there has hitherto also been a lack of decisive […]

Inclusion Policy Coordination and Advocacy
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Inequality in middle income countries: A financial inclusion...

This presentation is on inequality in middle income countries: A financial inclusion lens using FinScope. A large proportions of the population in SADC remain very poor and most people don’t have a formal, consistent income source. The poor are more vulnerable to health shocks, and less able to cope with shocks the poor are less able […]

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Data ecosystem for financial inclusion 2.0 and the real econ...

Often policy makers, regulators and financial service providers are far removed from the realities of the people whose lives we are trying to improve. Data is one of the ways in which we are able to connect financially excluded people to the formal financial sector and thereby improve desirable societal outcomes such as poverty reduction and equality. […]

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SADC FI Forum 2019

View the presentations from delegates at the SADC FI Forum 2019 here

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Sizing the grey economy: An improved FinScope MSME methodolo...

The MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise) sector is arguably the biggest employer in many economies, particularly in the developing world, and observed to be the biggest absorber for marginalised segments such as women, youth and poor communities. The broader problem, particularly in developing economies, is the large(r) proportion of informal enterprises that fall below […]

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Zimbabwe Financial Inclusion Forum 2019 Report

Following the launch of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) in March 2016, and half-way through the implementation period, it became necessary to reflect and take stock, learn from experiences to date and refocus activities to ensure attainment of the desired goals and objectives. In this regard, the three major financial sector regulatory authorities in Zimbabwe, […]

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SADC FI Forum 2019

SADC FI Forum 2019 Four years ago, SADC committed itself to regional financial inclusion strategy which seeks to provide a benchmark document that Member States can use in the development and monitoring of their own national strategies. The SADC FI Forum 2019 will provide recommendations on how SADC can move forward in operationalising the strategy […]

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Measuring Progress: Financial inclusion in SADC – 2019...

The MAP country implementation is a key pillar of the SADC Financial Inclusion strategy, implemented with the SADC Secretariat and the SADC Committee for Central Bank Governors (CCBG). The SADC CCBG as part of the 2020 strategy committed to a repository of statistics to measure domestic and regional financial inclusion on the basis of our […]

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SADC Financial Inclusion – Measuring progress

The SADC Financial Inclusion programme at FinMark Trust (FMT) has been compiling monitoring information on financial inclusion indicators in selected SADC countries since 2017. This activity is in partnership with the UNCDF, as part of the SADC Making Access Possible (MAP) programme, which supports financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country diagnostics leading to […]

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FinScope Benin Youth 2019 dashboard (French)

La majorité des jeunes (76%) trouvent qu’il est difficile de gérer des engagements financiers. En comparaison, le pourcentage de personnes seniors trouvant qu’il est difficile de maintenir des engagements financiers est légèrement plus élevé (79%). En dépit de revenus mensuels moyens plus bas chez les jeunes, une proportion légèrement plus élevée (20%) trouvent plus facile […]

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FinScope Benin Youth 2019 dashboard

The majority of the youth (76%) find it difficult to cope with financial commitments. This compares to the slightly higher proportion (79%) of seniors that find it difficult to keep up with financial commitments. Despite, lower average monthly income among the youth, a slightly higher proportion of them (20%) found it easier to keep up […]

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FinScope Benin Regional Financial Access 2019 (French)

Making Access Possible (MAP) est un outil programmatique visant à soutenir l’élargissement des services financiers aux particuliers et aux micro et petites entreprises. La méthodologie et le processus MAP ont été élaborés conjointement par l’UNCDF, FinMark Trust et Cenfri pour favoriser une croissance inclusive du secteur financier. Au niveau pays, les principaux partenaires du MAP […]

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FinScope Benin Regional Financial Access 2019

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro and small- businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Benin 2018 Pocket Guide

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro and small- businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Benin 2018 Pocket Guide (French)

Making Access Possible (MAP) est un outil programmatique visant à soutenir l’élargissement des services financiers aux particuliers et aux micro et petites entreprises. La méthodologie et le processus MAP ont été élaborés conjointement par l’UNCDF, FinMark Trust et Cenfri pour favoriser une croissance inclusive du secteur financier. Au niveau pays, les principaux partenaires du MAP […]

FinScope Consumer