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Job Opportunity: Team Leader (SMME Support Programme) – 54 months (South Africa)

Position: Team Leader Project Status: Prequalification / Expression of Interest Project Title: Technical Assistance for the “Employment Promotion through SMMEs – Support programme for the Republic of South Africa” Project Period: 01.01.2018 – 01.07.2022 Duration of Assignment: 54 months Country / Duty Station (select): South Africa, Pretoria Project Description: The purpose of this contract is […]

The SADC Financial Inclusion Forum

FinMark Trust, in partnership with SADC Secretariat and the SADC Banking Association is proud to have co-hosted the second Financial Inclusion Indaba on the 13th and 14th of July in Centurion, South Africa. Across the African continent, governments have begun to realise the pivotal role financial inclusion can play in combatting poverty and contributing to inclusive […]

Exciting Internship Opportunity

Data is driving evidence-based decisions within the Financial Inclusion community Internship opportunity. FinMark Trust is looking for highly driven interns, with a passion for data analysis, data management and reporting, high levels of curiosity for solving complex problems in data and data structures. Our paid internships are flexible and can be structured around your availability […]

Terms of Reference for i2i – Credit Pilot Study in Zimbabwe

i2i is in the process of developing new measurement frameworks aimed at measuring the use of financial services beyond the uptake indicators which are currently reported as headline indicators by the financial inclusion community. This will directly inform policymakers and financial service providers as to the issues in the financial inclusion market. As an essential […]

The Impact of Remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Households in sub-Saharan Africa have a long tradition of cross-border migration and associated remittances. During periods of economic or political instability, or simply when opportunities at home are scarce, the funds remitted by migrants are a lifeline that can help keep food on the table, children at school, and roofs over heads. However, from an […]

Cross-Border Remittance Pricing

This report was commissioned by FinMark Trust and carried out through Genesis to assess the cost of cross-border remittances in South Africa. Using a new approach based on conducting actual cross-border transactions, the report verifies the pricing offered to customers in the market and compares this cost to other studies conducted by the World Bank […]

Updating the South Africa-SADC Remittance Channel Estimates

Remittance markets comprise both a commercial opportunity for financial sector operators, and an important means of supporting impoverished communities. In 2012 FinMark Trust commissioned an exercise to estimate the size of remittance flows from South Africa, which is a key regional hub for economic migration, to the various countries in the Southern African Development Community […]

FinMark Trust contributed to the International Workshop on Policy Development Research in the Greater Mekong Sub region

The Head of Information and Research, Dr Kingstone Mutsonziwa provided insights into the landscape of financial inclusion in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) using the lens of FinScope’s nationally representative surveys. The presentation was presented in Bangkok, Thailand at the International Workshop on Policy Development Research in the Greater Mekong Subregion hosted by the Puey […]