Financial Inclusion in Malawi

Malawi is a country in Sub-Saharan Africa. On this country page, you can find key financial inclusion knowledge resources and data available specifically for Malawi, including the latest publications, news and events. 

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Key Financial Inclusion Data

The charts below, based on the latest available Global Findex data, explore key financial inclusion trends in Malawi. Find out how the country compares to others in the region and across the globe on important aspects of financial inclusion such as account ownership and usage, the gender disparity in financial inclusion and financial resilience.

Account Ownership

Percent of adults age 15+ with an account at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider. Regional data excludes high income economies

Source: Global Findex Database

Gender Gap in Account Ownership

Percent of adults age 15+ with an account. Regional data excludes high-income economies

Source: Global Findex Database

Use of Financial Services

Percent of adults age 15+. Regional data excludes high-income economies

Source: Global Findex Database
Paper

This report assesses the impact of mobile money interoperability by considering the economic literature on interoperability more generally and utilizing a case study approach in five mobile money countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Paper

This study examines the growing impact of climate induced disaster on the agriculture sector in Malawi and explores financial gaps that could feasibly be filled through climate risk insurance solutions.

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This report provides a research summary of two impact evaluations looking at VisionFund´s FAST program – lending to savings groups, to determine if it accomplished its main program objectives.

News & Events

Members of the financial inclusion community contributed the following news and events.