Access to Finance Documents

04.01.2017 | K. Miles, A. Green | Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)

This paper aims to inspire momentum and increase awareness among insurance supervisors of the transformative potential of gender approaches. It explains how supervisors have started to consider gender dimensions in their work, in particular by...

04.01.2017 | A2ii, IAIS, FinMark Trust, FSB | Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)

This report summarises the key take-aways and recommendations of the seminar on Financial Education: Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa held in September 2016 in Sandton, South Africa.

31.12.2016 | Bank of Sierra Leone | Bank of Sierra Leone

This document sets out the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) 2017 – 2020 and aims to optimize collective efforts toward financial inclusion in Sierra Leone. Six key areas necessary for promoting inclusive financial systems have been...

31.12.2016 | C. Huber, C. Schmidt | GIZ/BMZ, MFW4A, NFNV

Bridging the gender gap in financial inclusion has recently become a policy priority among financial sector policy makers in developing and emerging economies. Yet this focus on women’s financial inclusion is not new. Since 2012, the GIZ has...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

30.11.2016 | MAP, FinScope, FinMark Trust | FinMark Trust

This pocket guide represents some of the key market data on financial inclusion. The objectives of this report were to understand the adult population in terms of: Livelihoods and how they generate their income; Their financial needs and demands;...

30.11.2016 | FinScope | FinMark Trust

The FinScope MSME Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served MSME owners....

30.11.2016 | UNHCR, Social Performance Task Force | UNHCR, Social Performance Task Force

By end 2015, an unprecedented 65 million people around the world had been forced from home. Among them were 21.3 million refugees, of whom 45% were in the productive age bracket and half were women. 1 Six in ten refugees have been living in...

25.11.2016 | FSD Africa | FSD Africa

This particular case study looks at the role FSD Kenya has played in the design and uptake of M-Shwari, a combined savings and loans product launched through a collaboration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. It considers the...

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