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Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails. Nearby Hlane Royal National Park is home to diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants.

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At a Glance

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Population in thousands (2017): 1,367.25
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 3242.75
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 29% (2011)
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): n/a
Financial Inclusion Strategies: • National Financial Inclusion Strategy for Swaziland 2017 – 2022• SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy 2016-2021
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 23.96
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): n/a
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.005
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 8.00% | n/a

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Apr 01, 2019 | M.N. Phuthego | FinMark Trust, MAP / UNCDF
Jul 31, 2018 | FinMark Trust | FinMark Trust
Oct 31, 2017 | Micro Finance Unit (MFU) | Ministry of Finance
Apr 30, 2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust
Dec 31, 2016 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, R. Goosen et al. | FinMark Trust