The Terms of Reference to review the financial inclusion strategy was approved and four Technical Teams were set up to work on specific output areas as follows:
- Review of the Financial Inclusion Strategy
- Promote Supply and Access to Innovative Financial Services and Products
- Consumer Protection and Financial Education
- Financial Inclusion Data and Indicators
The SADC Secretariat held the kick-off meetings in April 2021 for the assignments under the Support to Improving the Investment and Business Environment (SIBE) Programme. The Short Term Experts (STEs) presented the Inception Report during a meeting held in May 2021. The stakeholder engagement plan includes engaging with stakeholders at regional and national levels, including subcommittees.