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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...

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;...

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...

31.10.2016 | K. Burritt, G. Coetzee | CGAP

Many financial service providers struggle with high levels of account dormancy and customer dropouts, limited service usage, and loss of their best clients to other providers (GMSA 2014; Cheston, Conde, Arpitha, and Rhyne 2016). Negative customer...

06.10.2016 | J.C. Izaguirre, T. Lyman, C. McGuire et al. | CGAP

The rapid scaling of digital stored-value products coincides with a sustained interest (initially triggered by the 2008 global financial crisis) in establishing or strengthening deposit insurance systems, and with emerging frameworks that extend...

03.10.2016 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, D. Naidoo | FinMark Trust

This paper provides cross-country comparisons of financial literacy in the SADC region. It also presents the link between financial literacy and product uptake including the relationship between financial literacy and productive usage of debt. The...

30.09.2016 | J. Zollman, J. Abrams, S. Meka et al. | FSD Africa

In this report, the authors look at the experience of cusp group borrowers and the lenders who serve them in three distinctive markets—South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya—to better understand what healthy credit market development would mean for this...

30.09.2016 | T. Vasudevan, E. Lahaye, C. Riquet et al. | CGAP

In 2015, BCEAO published guidelines for e-money that replace the 2006 framework and that will influence how DFS markets develop in WAEMU going forward. CGAP undertook the task of updating its understanding of the market for DFS in WAEMU and share...

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