We have launched a COVID-19 Tracker, The survey themes include health and risk behaviours, food security, income, work and job security, personal safety concerns, and access to government and community support. www.covid19tracker.africa
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. MSMEs have the potential in contributing to the economic growth agenda and FMT prioritises MSMEs as a target group.
- Promoting access to finance
- Improving access to markets and infrastructure
- Improving entrepreneurship and business skills
- Improving value chain operation
- and developing business clusters
Through the MSME Making Access Possible (MAP) framework, an evidence-based Strategy to support MSME’s is developed for countries. The process identifies dominant sectors, sizes the value of the sector, assesses blockages to growth for the MSME’s in the sectors, and supports the development of the country plan.
A presentation on the assessment of the size and scope of individual entrepreneurs and owners of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Zimbabwe 2022, focusing on their financial service needs.
A comprehensive overview of the key findings from the survey that describes the levels and landscape of access, usage and quality of financial products and services, (both formal and informal), tracking the level of financial access since 2012.
South Africa experienced a series of unexpected social unrest that saw many township and informal businesses destroyed or looted and malls burnt. It was like a scene from a violent movie, which graduated to loss of lives in some instances.
Early in 2021 FinMark Trust, with support from the FCDO, set out to understand the effects of the pandemic on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Botswana with a telephonic Business Pulse survey and qualitative interviews.
Digitisation of Financial Products for Cross-Border Traders
Informal cross border trade is important to the food security, supply of basic medical goods, as well as the livelihoods of millions. Find out more about the key corridors between SA and 5 key countries.