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Legal Regulatory Framework Payments SADC 14 States Reformatt...

This report is a reformatted version of the approved SADC Payment System Subcommittee and Committee of Central Bank Governors (CCBG) Legal Subcommittee as the first step in a long journey towards a harmonised legal and regulatory framework for payments in the SADC, done in August 2014.

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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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Zimbabwe Financial Inclusion Forum 2019 Report

Following the launch of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) in March 2016, and half-way through the implementation period, it became necessary to reflect and take stock, learn from experiences to date and refocus activities to ensure attainment of the desired goals and objectives. In this regard, the three major financial sector regulatory authorities in Zimbabwe, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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