Malawi

Malawi

Mar 30, 2017

The Government of Malawi Payments Roadmap lays out a tentative short-term, medium-term and long-term plan for digitizing government payments in Malawi and explains the background of the plan, setting the main targets for the coming years and sketching the route ahead.

This document is a summary of the original roadmap.

Jan 24, 2017

This report was commissioned by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) YouthStart Global programme and was drafted by Shalmalee Ghate and by David Kruijff. The field research was conducted with multiple tools and templates developed by Dalberg Development Advisors for UNCDF under the inception phase of YouthStart Global. The report relies on the input of a broad range of stakeholders in the youth economic opportunities ecosystem in Malawi who shared their views and suggestions for the preparation of this report.

Jan 12, 2017
Lilongwe, Malawi

You don't need to understand the language to love this commercial (below) for UNCDF/MicroLead partner NBS Bank's Papufi savings account. NBS Bank became the first bank in Malawi to provide a savings account which is transactional immediately and where the customer is not required to fill out any forms. All account opening information is collected electronically by the sales team in the field. The Papufi account has resulted in customers demanding other banks enable the opening of accounts in local market areas or customers’ homes, where it is more convenient.


Dec 23, 2016
Lilongwe, Malawi

The Reserve Bank of Malawi, Women’s World Banking and NBS Bank are hosting a FREE webinar on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9 AM EST, 4 PM CAT. The webinar will examine promising approaches and lessons learned as regulators and financial institutions work together to create accessible and profitable financial access for women.

Jul 29, 2016
Lilongwe, Malawi

In April 2016, as part of MicroLead’s knowledge-sharing mandate, UNCDF’s MicroLead partner NBS Bank hosted nine financial institutions from around Africa to understand NBS Bank's downscaling strategy in Malawi. Specifically, how is NBS Bank expanding savings services to low income, rural women through its agent network?

Representatives from Sofipe and FCPB from Burkina Faso, Alide, Alafia and CPEC from Benin, SASL from Ghana, CEC from Cameroon, MCBL from Tanzania, Ugafode from Uganda, and Freedom from Hunger USA attended the two-day visit.

Aug 05, 2016
Lilongwe, Malawi

In April 2016, as part of MicroLead’s knowledge-sharing mandate, UNCDF’s MicroLead partner NBS Bank hosted nine financial institutions from around Africa to understand NBS Bank's downscaling strategy in Malawi. Specifically, how is NBS Bank expanding savings services to low income, rural women through its agent network? 

Representatives from Sofipe and FCPB from Burkina Faso, Alide, Alafia and CPEC from Benin, SASL from Ghana, CEC from Cameroon, MCBL from Tanzania, Ugafode from Uganda, and Freedom from Hunger USA attended the two-day visit.

Jun 10, 2016
New York, USA

UNCDF’s MicroLead partner NBS Bank is partnering with CUMO Microfinance Ltd. to provide CUMO borrowers access to formal savings accounts including individual (Pafupi Savings) and group savings accounts. CUMO is one of Malawi’s largest microfinance providers, reaching 70,000 Malawians in rural areas across sixteen districts via existing savings groups.

Jan 22, 2016

This monitor is one in a series of financial inclusion knowledge products published by UNCDF. Each country monitor provides information on the progress made by MM4P, as well as the main targets, in promoting financial inclusion through digital financial serviced (DFS) in least developed countries (LDCs).

Dec 16, 2015

This publication is the second paper in a series analysing the business case of youth services (i.e. financial and non-financial services).

Jun 25, 2015

This note intends to brief institutions that either have launched their DFS or want to launch their services about how to develop and finalise their strategies for DFS. 

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