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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 […]

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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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Agricultural Subsidies in SADC Countries

FinMark Trust has commissioned this research as part of its broader mandate to improve financial inclusion of the poor. In this case, given the significance of the agricultural sector in most Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, the stated purpose has been to assist SADC and SADC states to make informed decisions regarding the payment […]

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Botswana MAP Synthesis 2015 report

This Diagnostic report presents a comprehensive analysis of the financial inclusion environment in Botswana as part of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana initiative. MAP will be used to inform the Botswana government’s approach to financial inclusion. In 2014, the Ministry of Finance formally requested FinMark Trust’s support for its ongoing financial inclusion agenda. It […]

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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 […]

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Botswana MAP Diagnostic 2015 report

This report summarises the findings of the MAP Botswana diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Botswana across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. MAP Botswana was requested by the Government of Botswana as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Botswana. The Ministry of Finance […]

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SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy

The primary orientation of this Strategy is to support SADC Member States in the development and implementation of their own National Financial Inclusion Strategies. As such, this Strategy is regional in nature and aligns with the aspirations of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap. The target audience […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Botswana 2014

The objectives of the FinScope Consumer Survey Botswana 2014: To describe the levels of financial inclusion (i.e. levels of access to financial products and services – both formal and informal) To describe the landscape of access (i.e. the type of products and services used by financially included individuals) To identify the drivers of, and barriers […]

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Botswana Country Report Presentation on the Status of Agricu...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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FinScope Botswana 2009

This booklet provides an overview of access to financial services, especially banking services, in Botswana. It summarises the results of the FinScope Botswana 2009 survey of the demand for banking and other financial services. This survey followed an earlier FinScope carried out in 2004, which means that we have a chance to track changes in […]

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Status of agricultural and rural finance in Botswana

A study was undertaken to examine the current status of agricultural and rural finance in six southern African countries:  Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  This report is on one of these countries, Botswana.  The purpose is to gain insight into some of the challenges experienced in Botswana in improving access to rural finance […]

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The status of agricultural and rural financial services in S...

This short report summarises the findings of the first phase of the work, namely, an assessment of the current state of rural and agricultural financial services in the region. The research was carried out in six countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – drawing mainly on secondary sources. It was completed […]

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Evaluation of retirement systems of countries within Souther...

This study examined the retirement systems of Botswana with a view to drawing lessons from their experiences in addressing old age provision both from government pension schemes and informal mechanisms developed by their communities. Pension systems and long term savings of a nation’s citizens provide the prospect of a secure retirement and the support of […]

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Survey on Demand for Financial Services in Botswana – ...

The FinScope 2009 study was undertaken with the specific objectives of profiling levels of access to financial services and benchmarking current usage of formal and informal financial services (transactions, savings, insurance and credit/loans). The stratified random sampling design was used to select a nationally representative sample of 1,400 which was weighted to the adult population. […]

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Developing a Broad-Based Employee Pension Scheme for Botswan...

The evaluation and reform of Botswana’s system of pension provision is prompted by three main observations, namely high levels of poverty in old age which will persist unless broader pension participation is ensured; low levels of long-term household savings; and rapid economic development, which can make a broaderbased pensions system affordable. This research study identifies […]

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