Annual Report 2014

FinMark Trust is pleased to release its 2014 annual report. The Trust has had a very good year and has made significant progress in facilitating financial markets to work for the poor.  This has been achieved against the background of an improved African financial inclusion landscape, with several countries undertaking structural and legal reforms supported by the work of regional organisations in harmonising legal and regulatory frameworks across countries. It is against this positive background that FinMark Trust has continued to play a catalytic role in ensuring that access to financial markets, as an essential contributor to economic development and growth, continues to be a key priority for the SADC countries. Accordingly, FinMark Trust has developed a multi-pronged approach to address the issues of low levels of inclusion in the region and uses   evidence–based research, advocacy and targeted stakeholder engagements to influence decision making at the policy, regulatory and product development levels.