Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms


A2ii Access to insurance initiative
Abil African Bank Investment Limited
Al+hdc Affordable Land & Housing Data Centre
AML/CFT Anti-Money Laundering Combating the Financing of Terrorism
ARF Agricultural and rural finance
ASISA Association for Savings and Investment South
AUC African Union Commission
BancoBNI Banco de Negócios International Angola
BFA Bankable Frontier Associates
BoB Bank of Botswana
BOG Bank of Ghana
BoN Bank of Namibia
BoZ Bank of Zambia
CAADP Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme
CAHF Centre for Affordable Housing Finance
CCBG Committee of Central Bank Governors
CCI Consumer Credit Insurance
CDC Zambia’s Curriculum Development Centre
CFVI Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index
CIBA         Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIO Chief Information Officer
CISNA Committee of Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
COSSE Committee of Security and Stock Exchange
CPA Credit Providers Association
CUTS Consumer Unity and Trust Society
CYFI Child and Youth Financial International
DAFF Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
DFI Development Finance Institutions
DFID Department for International Development
DFPF Development Finance Policy Framework
DHS Department of Human Settlements
DoHA Department of Home Affairs
DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo
DSD Department of Social Development
DWG Donor Working Group
EAC Commission for East African Cooperation
EDF Enterprise Development Fund
EFInA Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access
EOI Expression of interest
EPRC Economic Policy Research Centre
EU European Union
FATF Financial Action Task Force
FE Financial education
FIC Finance Intelligence Committee
FIP Finance and Investment Protocol
FISc  Financial Inclusion Sub-committee
FFC Financial and Fiscal Commission
FLISP Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme
FMT FinMark Trust
FMTZ FinMark Trust Zambia Limited
FNB First National Bank
FSB Financial Services Board
FSC Financial Sector Charter
FSDP Financial Sector Development Plan
FSDZ Financial Sector Deepening Trust Zambia
FSTAP Financial Sector Technical Assistance programme
GDP Gross domestic product
GHS General Household Survey
GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
HFHI Habitat for Humanity International
HMF Housing Microfinance
IAIS International Association of Insurance Supervisors
IAZ Insurers Association of Zambia
IDC Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
ILO International Labour Organisation
IMF International Minatory Fund
IHFP International Housing Finance Programme (it’s a programme at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, in US)
ISSM Mozambique Insurance Supervisory Institute
JSE Johannesburg Securities Exchange
LEAD Livelihoods and Enterprises for Agricultural Development
LPC Local project coordinator
MAF Microinsurance Acceleration Facility
MAP Making access possible
MDG Millennium Development Goals
MFI       Microfinance institution
MFSA Micro Finance South Africa
MFW4A Making finance work for Africa
MI Microinsurance
MIN Microinsurance Network
MNO Mobile Network Operators
MoF Ministry of Finance
MOU Memorandum of understanding
Namfisa Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority
NCR National Credit Regulator
NDMA National Debt Mediation Association
NEF National Empowerment Fund
NHFC National Housing Finance Corporation
NPC National Payments Committee
NPSD National Payments Systems Department
NT National Treasury
NUF Neighbourhood Upgrading and Infrastructure Fund
PASA Payment Association South Africa
pfeg UK’s Personal Finance Education Group
RAP Regional Agricultural Policy (in SADC)
RBM Reserve Bank of Malawi
RH Research house
RICA Regulation of Interception of Communications Act
SACCI South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
SACU Southern African Customs Union
SADC Southern African Development Community
SADCBA SADC Banking Association
SAM Solvency Assessment and Management
SAPO South African Post Office
Sapoa SA Property Owners Association
SARS South African Revenue Services
SASSA South African Social Security Agency
SC Steering Committee
SCG         Savings and Credit Group
SCT Social Cash Transfer
SIDA Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
SIDS Small Island Developing States
SME Small and medium enterprises
SMME Small, medium and micro enterprises
TAG Technical Advisory Group
TC Theme Coordinator
TMSA TradeMark South Africa
ToR Terms of Reference
UCT University of Cape Town
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
VBS Vodafone Business Solutions
WB World Bank