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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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FinScope MSME Survey Malawi 2019 Pocket Guide

The MSME sector is recognised as a significant contributor to economic growth and development and mass employment. With this knowledge, the crucial role of MSMEs in the national economy anchors on the roles of government, the business community and the public at large to harness and optimise the sector’s development. The lack of recent, holistic […]

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FinScope MSME Survey Malawi 2019 Report

The Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Report is based on findings from 6 focus group discussions with over 30 MSME owners who were identified for follow-up qualitative research. The discussions were conducted to better understand the findings derived from the analysis of the completed FinScope MSME Survey Malawi 2019 dataset. The FGDs were conducted in key […]

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MAP MSME Malawi 2019 Survey Report

The Government of Malawi (GoM) has been working towards the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. In a bid to boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and support decent job creation, the GoM has designated the private sector as an engine for the country’s economic growth and poverty alleviation. This is evident […]

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MAP MSME Malawi Roadmap 2019 Report

The Malawi Making Access Possible (MAP) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Roadmap lays out a vision and implementation framework for the development of the SME sector in Malawi. This Roadmap only focuses on SMEs, and excludes micro-enterprises. This was in recognition that, even though micro enterprises are critical as a major contributor towards […]

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MAP MSME Malawi Diagnostic 2019 Report

This report captures the findings of the country context, demand-side, supply-side, and policy and regulatory reviews. The rest of this chapter describes the approach that was employed and the timelines of the project. Chapter Two provides the macroeconomic, demographic, infrastructure, and political context of Malawi. Chapter Three details the current and expected policy and regulatory […]

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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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