SADC Data Resources
When more is more: why financial inclusion demand-side surveys are essential for access to financial services
FinScope consumer surveys offer insights into people's financial needs, preferences, and behaviour. It does not attempt to replicate the work of censuses or other annual surveys.
The Great Reset – rethinking the data and measurement framework
The Great Reset has happened. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the inflection point with systemic effects that affect how people live their lives
Should African governments consider alternate distribution channels for ARVs due to COVID-19?
The health implications of COVID-19 go beyond the threat it poses itself as an illness.
Inequality in middle income countries
This presentation is on inequality in middle income countries: A financial inclusion lens using FinScope.
Financial Inclusion in SADC
The financial inclusion indicators are constructed from 14 SADC countries using findings of the FinScope Consumer surveys.
Small business performance: Does access to finance matter?
This paper reports on the determinants of small business access to finance (both formal and informal) in 5 countries in the SADC region
Analysis of Indebtedness & Over-Indebtedness in the SADC Region
A third of adults in SADC are indebted and with access to credit from either a formal or informal lender.
An Excluded Society? Financial Inclusion in SADC
Financial Inclusion in SADC through the FinScope Lenses” provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of financial inclusion in the twelve SADC states.
SADC Programmes Resources
Remittances Market Assessment 2021 - Pocket guide
This pocket guide highlights key findings from the market assessment of remittance flows into and out of South Africa using SARB data and a mystery shopping exercise looking at the costs of remitting via various channels, from South Africa.
Remittances Market Assessment 2021
FinMark Trust conducted a market assessment of remittance flows into and out of South Africa using SARB data and a mystery shopping exercise looking at the costs of remitting via various channels, from South Africa to other countries in the SADC.
South Africa to the Rest of SADC Remittances Market Assessment 2021
Sharing what the latest prices across various channels are – and discussing some of the most prominent developments in the market with experts from the field.
SADC Covid-19 Migrant Relief Fund
Migrants have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 economic fallout. In addition to lockdowns and job losses, they struggle to access adequate support, especially for their families back home that depend on them.
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.
MSME Credit Information Platform Review
Credit is key to any business – including farming. For FSPs to effectively grant credit to MSMEs, an entire ecosystem is needed. Discover what the state of the discussion is in the SADC member states.
The National Surveys methodology is a credible and globally accepted process of collecting and analysing financial inclusion data. National Surveys methodology uses a sampling procedure that ensures minimum acceptable levels for national, urban/rural and regional reliable estimates with acceptable margins of error. A multi-stage sampling methodology is applied, which entails selection of enumeration areas (EAs) – from recent census or population estimates using probability proportional to size, followed by the selection of households and the selection of one adult in the selected household using a Kish Grid.