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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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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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Myanmar MAP Synthetic 2018 Report

This MAP Study Synthesis Note serves to summarize a series of documents produced as part of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar initiative. Preparation for MAP Myanmar was approved by the President of the Union of Myanmar in January 2013. The programme has been developed by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in close cooperation […]

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Myanmar MAP Diagnostic 2018 Report

This MAP Refresh Myanmar document follows on from the original MAP (Making Access Possible) exercise in Myanmar in 2013/2014. MAP undertakes a comprehensive in-country analysis of the financial sector – from the perspective of enhancing financial access – as the basis for preparing a roadmap of action items likely to move the country towards achieving […]

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Madagascar Note de Synthese 2018 – 2022 (Français)

Dans le contexte malagasy, l’inclusion financière est définie comme « l’accès et l’utilisation pour tous les segments de la population malgache de produits et services financiers adaptés et de proximité, dont l’épargne, l’assurance, le paiement et le crédit, offerts par des institutions pérennes ». A Madagascar, comme dans d’autres pays, le secteur financier joue un […]

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Strategie Nationale D’Inclusion Financiere a Madagascar 20...

Dans le contexte malagasy, l’inclusion financière est définie comme « l’accès et l’utilisation pour tous les segments de la population malgache de produits et services financiers adaptés et de proximité, dont l’épargne, l’assurance, le paiement et le crédit, offerts par des institutions pérennes ». A Madagascar, comme dans d’autres pays, le secteur financier joue un […]

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National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Madagascar 2018-202...

In Madagascar, financial inclusion is defined as « the easy access to and use of adapted financial products and services by all segments of the Malagasy population, including savings, insurance, payment and credit, offered by sustainable institutions ». As in other countries, the financial sector in Madagascar has a particularly important role to play in […]

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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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2018 Annual Report

The journey of renewal for FinMark Trust (FMT) has continued during the past financial year with several important aspects of our strategy being implemented. We have again positioned FMT as a key thought leader within the global financial inclusion world, and importantly within the SADC region.

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Burkina Faso MAP Rapport De Feuille De Route 2018 – 2022

La Feuille de Route pour l’inclusion financière du Burkina Faso 2018-2022 définit les priorités nationales relatives à l’amélioration de l’inclusion financière au Burkina Faso. La Feuille de Route est axée sur les conclusions du diagnostic, contenues dans ” Burkina Faso Making Access Possible : Rapport Diagnostic de l’Inclusion Financière 2017″, un rapport qui s’appuie sur […]

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Burkina Faso MAP Roadmap 2018 – 2022 Report (English)

The Burkina Faso Financial Inclusion Roadmap 2018 – 2022 lays out the national priorities for the enhancement of financial inclusion in Burkina Faso. The Roadmap is based on the diagnostic findings contained in the Burkina Faso Making Access Possible: Financial Inclusion Diagnostic Report 2017, which in turn draws on in-country research and interviews, FinScope Survey […]

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Malawi Digital Financial ID Feasibility Assessment

The World Bank’s ID4D Programme estimates that 375 million adults in developing countries are excluded from formal financial services. This is on account of unavailability of a suitable proof of identity as per know your customer (KYC) requirements (ID4D 2016). This gap can only be bridged by the development of a trusted identity system that […]

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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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Hackathon: 2018 Lesotho SIMM Hackathon Report

Access to formal and semi-formal financial services is limited in Lesotho, especially for low-income and rural populations. The majority of Basotho are excluded from the formal credit system, while restricted accessibility and high pricing of banking products further limits uptake. The Lesotho Government has identified a lack of access to financial services as a major […]

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Lesotho MAP Roadmap 2014 – 2020 Report

This roadmap document is produced as part of a series of documents in the Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho initiative. MAP Lesotho was conducted as a result of a formal request by the Government of Lesotho, via the Ministry of Finance in August 2013. The MAP project is formally hosted by the Ministry of Finance, […]

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Impact Evaluation of Savings Groups and Stokvels in South Af...

The emphasis of financial inclusion is now on how more competitive financial markets can work better for poor people (Porteous, 2004). It acknowledges that increasing financial inclusion requires a better understanding of how services, formal and informal, can meet people’s needs (Ledgerwood and Jethani, 2013). The current economic situation in South Africa presents a large […]

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