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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 […]

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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 Consumer Survey Eswatini 2018 Pocket Guide

The Government of Eswatini recognises the role played by the financial sector in facilitating economic growth through enhanced access to financial services. In order to strengthen policies that will generate sustainable and inclusive growth and development, the Government of Eswatini through the Centre for Financial Inclusion (CFI) commissioned and implemented the 3rd Eswatini FinScope Survey […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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FinScope MSME Survey Eswatini 2017 Report

The Government of Eswatini has been working towards the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. This is clear from the SMME Policy (2009), Micro Finance policy, Financial Sector Development Implementation Plan, Financial Sector Development Strategy and National Financial Inclusion Strategy. This report is prepared to provide insight into the Eswatini MSME […]

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FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017 Pocket Guide

The MSME sector is recognised as an significant contributor to economic growth and development and mass employment. With this knowledge, the crucial role of MSMEs in the national economy anchors on the roles of government, the business community and the public at large to harness and optimise the sector’s development. The lack of recent, holistic […]

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New facts and figures from FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 20...

Mbabane, 24 August 2017. The Micro Finance Unit, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, in 2015 commissioned for the first time in Swaziland, the FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017. The survey was conducted between October 2016 and March 2017. The Survey amongst other things sought to determine the performance of the MSME sector as well […]

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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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The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) launch

Johannesburg, 19 November 2015. The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) will be officially launched today by the Minister of Finance in Ezulwini, Swaziland. The establishment of the SCDA has been made possible largely by FinMark Trust (FMT) which has, since early 2014, worked closely with Swaziland credit providers, regulators and the Ministry of Finance. The […]

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FinScope Swaziland 2014 consumer survey

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant contribution of the financial services sector towards the overall economic and private sector growth. Financial institutions are challenged by the changing macro-economic contexts which require their transformation if they are to remain viable and sustainable. The Ministry of Finance established the Micro-Finance Unit (MFU) in September 2010 to […]

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