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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The levels of financial inclusion in SADC vary significantly due to the contrasting levels of economic and financial sector development across the fifteen countries. Similarly, microfinance also has varying degrees of penetration. In some countries, microfinance is the primary means of delivering financial services to the masses while in others, which might have a more […]
Financed by FinMark Trust and the International Labour Organization?s (ILO?s) Microinsurance Innovation Facility, the 2012 microinsurance landscape survey was commissioned by the Microinsurance Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and Pensions and Insurance Authority (PIA). The survey was designed to provide information on the current status of microinsurance business in Zambia as well give some indication to […]
This focus note provides an overview of some of the experiences, outcomes and lessons learned in implementing a sector based approach to promote microinsurance in Zambia. Over the last three years since this sector-based approach was initiated, there have been a number of positive developments in Zambia’s insurance industry that suggests that it is working.
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 […]
This country study examines the status of agricultural and rural finance in Zambia in order to better understand the context and progress-to-date in financial sector development, and the nature, extent, and causes of the problems and challenges that are hindering growth and realization of financial sector development goals. Based on these findings and the implications […]
This study was commissioned by FinMark Trust and its Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, (CAHF). It was undertaken to provide a comprehensive overview of the housing finance sector in Zambia, and is part of a series of studies commissioned by FinMark Trust on the state of housing finance across Africa. In Zambia this […]
The National Strategy on Financial Education for Zambia, which is set out in this document, has the primary objective of empowering Zambians with the knowledge, understanding, skills, motivation and confidence to help them to secure positive financial outcomes for themselves and their families, especially those that are disadvantaged by less education and/or poverty. The development […]
The report entitled ‘Mapping the Retail Payment Services Landscape’ is part of a series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It builds on four country-specific reports, summarising and distilling the key findings from each of the four countries.
This report is part of a series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It distills key findings from research conducted in Zambia in March 2012 and provides tools for understanding key drivers for retail payments system development in the country. Zambia has made remarkable progress […]