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Financial Inclusion Week 2018

The Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique – FSDMoç, a program funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish Department for International Development (SIDA) in partnership with the Financial Inclusion Center (CFI), will promote the Financial Inclusion Week (FIW), which will run from October 29 to November 2, 2018. This is a week of global conversations about the most important steps for advancing financial inclusion. The Week of Financial Inclusion aims to build a momentum around how to address the most significant obstacles to financial inclusion through a week of

TERMS OF REFERENCE: PME+ ACADEMY EVALUATION

BACKGROUND The Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique – FSDMoç a program funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA), supports the development of the financial sector with a focus on financial inclusion. The PME + Academy was conceived and implemented as part of an integrated strategy that a local bank developed and began implementing in September 2015, aiming to strengthen the bank’s position within the SME segment as a true value-added partner and to ensure medium to long-term sustainable market growth in this

TERMS OF REFERENCE: DEDICATED INSURANCE ADVISOR (DIA)

BACKGROUND The Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique – FSDMoç a program funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA), supports the development of the financial sector with a focus on financial inclusion. FSDMoç has partnered with the Mozambique Insurance Supervisory Institute (ISSM) to promote the development of a comprehensive and sustainable micro insurance ecosystem in Mozambique. The content of this partnership is in line with discussions on the challenges surrounding the implementation of micro insurance in Mozambique during the Workshop on Micro insurance,

A day as an M-Pesa promoter

By: Almeira Paruque, FSDMoç Analyst A new day begins in Mozambique and different groups of young people gather around markets, mall entrances, crowded squares and streets around the country to perform the duties of an M-Pesa promoter. They must convince the next customer to open an M-Pesa account and, through it, start using new or additional financial services. The 16th of August of 2018 would represent a normal workday for the M-Pesa promoters assigned to Xiquelene market, Aeroporto A neighborhood and Adelina market (all in Maputo city), if not for the visit of a

How FSDMoç is addressing financial sector regulation challenges: The Regulatory Sandbox Story!

By: Kátia Agostinho, FSDMoç Analyst Digital tools are making access to financial products and services possible around the world, and Mozambique should be able to learn from other countries that are more advanced in this journey and provide the same opportunities for the Mozambicans, while at the same time takes advantage from the great ideas being introduced by Mozambicans. This country is 2515km coast long and has a low population density with 30.1hab/km2[1] on a 799,380km2 area. Providing financial services via the traditional “brick and mortar” branches is proven to be inefficient and exclusionist

Light (Life) after Sunset: Enabled by Digital Financial Services

By: Belmiro Nhamithambo, FSDMoç Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning Analyst and Vânia Matola, FSDMoç Analyst Access to electricity can transform lives and well-being of men and women living in rural areas. Mozambique needs to invest in renewable energies to support the expansion of the electricity grid.  While the grid only covers 29% of the country’s 28.8 million population, and expansion of the grid is slow and constrained by large infrastructure required, investments are needed in affordable and accessible alternative clean energy sources. Mr. and Mrs. Chipandeque, an elderly couple that live in Sussundenga district
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Instant and convenient banking for the excluded population of Mozambique

Instant and convenient banking for the excluded population of Mozambique Written by: Denise Alves, Communication Manager of FSDMoç On Thursday February 15th 2018 a team from DFID and FSDMoç visited Banco Letshego Project LetsGo – Blue Box Solar power Agency Banking, in Maputo City. The team was composed by 13 people (8 from DFID, 3 from FSDMoç and 2 from Banco Letshego). The Project LetsGo – Blue Box Solar power Agency Banking is an innovative and differentiated Agency banking model which uses solar power (in areas where there is no energy) to support

SADC Needs a Regionally-Accepted Digital Financial ID—and It Is Feasible to Contemplate

Please read the blog by Aurora Bila and Kim Dancey, Director of Payment Systems at the Bank of Mozambique and Head of Payments at First National Bank on the link below. SADC Needs a Regionally-Accepted Digital Financial ID—and It Is Feasible to Contemplate  

Women: The Next Frontier for Digital Finance in Mozambique

Please read the blog By Diana Boncheva Gooley, Manager, Digital Financial Services on the link below. Women: The Next Frontier for Digital Finance in Mozambique  

Let’s save today to fulfill our dreams in the future.

Written by: Denise Alves, Communication Manager of FSDMoç World Savings Day was established on 31 October 1924 during the 1st International Congress of the Savings Bank in Milan, Italy[1]. The day was created with the aim of raising public awareness of the importance of saving for both modern economies and individuals. The main topics are focused on the importance of saving. Nowadays, the focus of the banks that organize World Saving Day is in developing countries, where many people are not banked. In Mozambique, the celebrations of this date fall within the scope