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Webinar: Effects of COVID-19 on domestic payments and cross ...

Our panellists discuss cross border remittances and domestic payments in selected SADC countries and the challenges faced by payments service providers. The panellists also discuss their COVID-19 recovery policies, regulatory interventions and post COVID-19 recovery strategies. View the presentations for each of our panellists here View the webinar on the effects of COVID-19 on domestic payments and […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (French)

Le Mobile Money s’est développé en un outil visant à fournir des services financiers en grande partie à la population non bancarisée. Son succès sur certains marchés émergents et dans les pays ayant une infrastructure bancaire peu sophistiquée a été sans précédent. Le but du projet est de développer des lignes directrices Mobile Money pour […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (English)

Mobile Money has evolved as a utility to provide financial services largely to the unbanked population. Its success in certain emerging markets and countries with unsophisticated banking infrastructure has been unprecedented. The aim of the project is to develop Mobile Money guidelines to assist SADC Member States with principles to facilitate the harmonisation of their […]

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South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report

In the South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report, presented are the findings from a mystery shopping exercise designed to evaluate the current price of remitting from South Africa to other Southern African Development Community (SADC) nations. However, we also included insights into regional regulatory environments and product innovation currently shaping SA […]

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SADC Remittance Values and Volumes 2020 report

Remittances are also an important component of access to finance. Informal remittance markets in many countries are well established but often expose the remitter to delays and the risk of theft and other losses. Formalising these markets is central to the wider objective of improving access to finance in the region, which is central to […]

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The First SADC Gender Workshop Report

SADC Secretariat, SADC Banking Association, FinMark Trust, FSD Mozambique, FSD Tanzania, FSD Zambia and Graça Machel Trust convened a 2-day SADC regional gender workshop which brought together key stakeholders in the women’s financial inclusion agenda including financial sector regulators, ministries of gender/women’s affairs, ministries of finance, private sector, development partners, gender and financial inclusion experts […]

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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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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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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines

Mobile Money has evolved as a utility to provide financial services largely to the unbanked population. Its success in certain emerging markets and countries with unsophisticated banking infra-structure has been unprecedented. The aim of the project is to develop Mobile Money guidelines to assist SADC Member States with principles to facilitate the harmonisation of their […]

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Understanding Global Remittances Corridors in the Democratic...

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a long standing history of migrant flows, and historically flows to and from Europe have been of particular importance. However, substantial political and economic upheavals from the 1990s onwards have been associated with major changes to the pattern of Congolese migration. Congolese emigrants increased in numbers, were increasingly […]

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Understanding Global Remittances Corridors in the Democratic...

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a long standing history of migrant flows, and historically flows to and from Europe have been of particular importance. However, substantial political and economic upheavals from the 1990s onwards have been associated with major changes to the pattern of Congolese migration. Congolese emigrants increased in numbers, were increasingly […]

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DRC MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

The DRC is emerging from decades of conflict. To this, as will be discussed in Section 4.1, is added severe infrastructure constraints and a vast and difficult to navigate topography. Almost half of all adults live in deep rural areas where they are all but cut off from the outside world. Subsistence agriculture plays a […]

Deepening Financial Inclusion
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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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DRC report on AML/CFT and financial inclusion in SADC

FinMark Trust conducted a study to consider the extent to which the AML/CFT regulations of the SADC countries could be harmonised and calibrated in order to increase financial integration and access to financial services within the region. The study considered the FATF Standards, the ESAAMLG evaluation reports and research, the FATF Guidance note on Financial […]

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Launch results FinScope Consumer Survey Democratic Republic ...

FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer DRC survey results on 26 March 2015 in Kinshasa. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and unserved people. The […]

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Results of FinScope Consumer Survey DRC 2014-English

FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer DRC survey results on 26 March 2015 in Kinshasa. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and unserved people. The […]

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