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Hackathon: Innovations for Mobile Financial Services (OneMon...

The OneMoney Hackathon was held at the TelOne Centre for Learning from the 13th -15th July 2018, a product of the partnership between FinMark Trust, NetOne, TelOne, Elevate Trust and ZimHack. The competition aimed to promote product innovations for inclusive financial services within the mobile financial services sector, with a particular focus on poor and […]

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FinMark Trust to open an office in Zimbabwe

This content was released on Business Weekly Zimbabwe 22 – 29 June 2018 in Company News, page 3. Written by Kudzanai Sharara. FinMark Trust, an independent trust established to promote financial inclusion and regional financial integration, has announced its plans to set up base in Zimbabwe. FinMark Trust, which provides evidence based data to support the […]

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The Impact of Remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Households in sub-Saharan Africa have a long tradition of cross-border migration and associated remittances. During periods of economic or political instability, or simply when opportunities at home are scarce, the funds remitted by migrants are a lifeline that can help keep food on the table, children at school, and roofs over heads. However, from an […]

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Financial literacy and savings decisions by adult financial ...

We use survey data from a sample of 4000 adult financial consumers in Zimbabwe to analyse the determinants of financial literacy and its effect on individual?s savings decisions. Results show that women have lower financial literacy than men. Furthermore, individuals? residing in rural areas exhibit lower financial literacy compared with urban financial consumers. Financial literacy […]

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FinScope Zimbabwe Consumer survey 2014

In order to develop policies that generates sustainable and inclusive growth and development, the Government requires evidence-based information on the financial sector and levels of financial inclusion. To achieve this goal, FinMark Trust in collaboration with relevant stakeholders embarked on a repeat FinScope survey which was conducted by Research Continental-Fonkom between July and September 2014. […]

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Launch of FinScope Zimbabwe consumer survey results 2014

Harare, 16 February 2015. FinMark Trust launched the results of the FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2014 today. The FinScope Survey 2014 is a follow-up to the first survey which was done in 2011. The FinScope surveys done in Zimbabwe (FinScope Consumer Survey 2011 and FinScope MSME Survey 2012) not only enabled the assessment of the landscape […]

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Regulating m-insurance in Zimbabwe: managing risk while faci...

The aim of this paper is to learn lessons from the EcoLife m-insurance case and develop recommendations with the aim of protecting clients and ensuring positive synergies between financial inclusion and these other policy objectives in the m-insurance space. The methodology utilised for this paper includes desktop research, an in-country visit to Zimbabwe to engage […]

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Zimbabwe 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 MSME survey Zimbabwe 2012

The Government of Zimbabwe recognises the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as important contributors to job creation, poverty alleviation and development. While there is common interest in leveraging this potential, the lack of accurate and reliable information about the sector and the challenges it faces obstructs the development of targeted and evidence-based strategies to […]

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FinScope consumer survey Zimbabwe 2011

The FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2011 is the first to be funded and implemented by FinMark Trust and Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance. The survey was conducted by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) formerly Central Statistical Office (CSO), identified as the research house. This report is based on data from the survey which […]

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Mapping the retail payments services landscape regional repo...

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.

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Mapping the Retail Payment Services Landscape in Zimbabwe

This report is part of the series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. It distills key findings from country research conducted in Zimbabwe in October 2011 and provides tools for understanding the landscape for retail payments in Zimbabwe. This study hypothesizes that the ability to make […]

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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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FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2011 Brochure

The Government of Zimbabwe recognises the role played by the financial sector in facilitating economic growth. In order to develop policies that will generate sustainable and inclusive growth and development, the Government requires evidence-based information on the financial sector and levels of financial inclusion. In order to achieve this goal, FinMark Trust in conjunction with […]

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So near yet so far? Assessing the 90-day permit for Zimbabwe...

This study was conducted by the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri) on behalf of the FinMark Trust (www.finmark.org.za). It was initiated in line with the FinMark Trust’s mandate, that is, to promote regional financial inclusion and integration within SADC. One area where financial inclusion is particularly low, as highlighted by FinMark’s discussion document […]

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