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Webinar: Effects of COVID-19 on domestic payments and cross ...

Our panellists discuss cross border remittances and domestic payments in selected SADC countries and the challenges faced by payments service providers. The panellists also discuss their COVID-19 recovery policies, regulatory interventions and post COVID-19 recovery strategies. View the presentations for each of our panellists here View the webinar on the effects of COVID-19 on domestic payments and […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Mozambique 2019 Pocket Guide (Engli...

The Government of Mozambique 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 Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique implemented the 3rd Mozambique FinScope Survey to help monitor and evaluate sector interventions driven […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Mozambique 2019 Report (English)

The country’s on-going commitment to financial inclusion and its financial sector’s commitment to driving this initiative was demonstrated by the Government of Mozambique approving the National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Mozambique (2016-2022) in March 2016. The fundamental aim of policies and strategies for financial inclusion is to increase access to formal financial institutions and increase […]

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Innovation ecosystem scoping in the SADC region

Technological innovation is increasingly disrupting traditional sectors and encouraging inclusive economic growth that addresses development challenges within emerging markets. While the SADC region is not far behind in the use of technological innovation to foster growth, it is still trailing in the translation of tech-enabled innovation into meaningful social and economic impact. Product and service […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (Portuguese)

O Dinheiro Móvel tem evoluído para um bem utilitário que faculta marioritariamente serviços financeiros à população não-bancária. O seu sucesso em certos mercados emergentes e países com estruturas bancárias não sofisticadas tem sido singular. O objetivo do projeto é de desenvolver as Diretrizes para o Dinheiro Móvel de forma a apoiar os Estados Membros da […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (French)

Le Mobile Money s’est développé en un outil visant à fournir des services financiers en grande partie à la population non bancarisée. Son succès sur certains marchés émergents et dans les pays ayant une infrastructure bancaire peu sophistiquée a été sans précédent. Le but du projet est de développer des lignes directrices Mobile Money pour […]

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SADC Mobile Money Guidelines Report (English)

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 infrastructure 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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Should African governments consider alternate distribution c...

In April 2020 hundreds of thousands of Africans may have missed their appointments to collect their antiretrovirals (ARVs). Right to Care Chief Executive Professor Ian Sanne told the African News Agency that data shows increasing numbers of missed appointments to collect treatment. This reporting is corroborated by data collected in the COVID-19 Tracker by FinMark Trust […]

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Data indicates 6.1 million Covid-19 SRD potential grant reci...

There is a lot of attention on the effects and impact of Covid-19 on our daily lives and we are immersed in stories from all sectors, businesses, and the plight of the ordinary South African. Policymakers are tasked with reducing the spread of the disease and balancing this with negative economic impacts. There are pockets […]

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South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report

In the South Africa to the rest of SADC Remittance Pricing report, presented are the findings from a mystery shopping exercise designed to evaluate the current price of remitting from South Africa to other Southern African Development Community (SADC) nations. However, we also included insights into regional regulatory environments and product innovation currently shaping SA […]

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SADC Remittance Values and Volumes 2020 report

Remittances are also an important component of access to finance. Informal remittance markets in many countries are well established but often expose the remitter to delays and the risk of theft and other losses. Formalising these markets is central to the wider objective of improving access to finance in the region, which is central to […]

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Cash, cards and COVID-19

Although we are adjusting to keeping in touch with our loved ones digitally, we do inevitably need to emerge from our quarantine cocoons to pay for things. Encouragingly, FinScope 2019 data shows increases in the proportions of adults using cell phone banking (23%) and banking apps (12%). Collectively, however, this is still less than a […]

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How the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on African live...

The FinMark Trust insight2impact COVID-19 Livelihoods Tracking Survey is now available at covid19tracker.africa. This work was done in partnership with EFInA for data on Nigeria will run over a 10-week period across seven African countries from April to June this year. The first week of surveys commenced with South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Oluwatomi Eromosele, Research […]

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Using data to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on livelihood...

It is our intention that the insights gained from this information can be used by interested parties, be they government policy makers or civil society organisations, to better plan their response to the COVID19 pandemic No country or continent is untouched by COVID-19; but developing markets will see more short- and long-term negative social and […]

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International Survey on Coronavirus

covid19-survey.org About the research team The research team consists of an international team of academics across ten different international institutions. The investigators are listed below by institutions. University of Warwick: Dr Christopher Roth, Dr Stefano Caria, Dr Thiemo Fetzer (also Visiting Fellow at LSE) Oxford University: Dr Lukas Hensel, Margarita Gómez Princeton University: Dr Johannes […]