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Madagascar Note de Synthese 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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Madagascar Synthesis Report – Summary note English

In Madagascar’s case, 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 ». In Madagascar, as in other countries, the financial sector has a particularly important role to play […]

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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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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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Eswatini MAP SME Roadmap 2018

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 Report 2018

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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Shoprite Lesotho cross-border remittance product achieves R1...

The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1 billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between SA and Lesotho. The cost of a transfer of R900 is 2%, which is one of the cheapest cross-border products in the world. A remittance is when a person sends money, usually small […]

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Shoprite Lesotho Cross-border remittances

Media release:Shoprite Lesotho cross-border remittance product achieves R1 billion mark The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1 billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between SA and Lesotho. The cost of a transfer of R900 is 2%, which is one of the cheapest cross-border products in the world. […]

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FinScope South Africa Consumer 2018 Results Factsheet

The FinScope South Africa 2018 Survey highlighted many issues pertinent to financial inclusion in South Africa. A key highlight for FinScope South Africa Consumer 2018 results highlight how South Africans are facing economic hardships with about 1 in every 5 adults borrowing to buy food. Another key highlight is how the study shows that the financial sector continues […]

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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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Achieving Financial Inclusion Goals Through Digital ID in Ma...

Digital Financial Identity has been top of mind for FinMark Trust since the idea was first raised in the SADC FI Forum in July 2017. We followed this up with a Digital Financial Identity Workshop in January 2018, where we delved into the challenges and benefits of a digital financial identity. In mid-July, FinMark Trust […]

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Will inclusive financing mechanisms promote more women-led a...

Written by Innocent Njati Banda Banks need to step up to support women in agriculture Just like any other business, women-led agribusinesses require a number of factors to be successful, such as availability of affordable high-quality inputs, equipment and labour; availability of suitable land for growing crops, rearing animals or processing produce; technical support from […]

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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 financial inclusion roadmap

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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