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Measuring the Reach of Digital Financial Services in Haiti

While Haiti has taken great strides in recent years to improve the provision of financial services – access rates rose to 22 percent in 2015 and agent banking has grown in recent years – actors still need a reliable information base to begin targeting specific areas for intervention. To help establish this foundation, USAID’s Finance Inclusive Project, in partnership with MIX, has launched a new interactive data tool that maps financial access points across Haiti, including bank branches, agents and ATMs. As part of the Haiti Finance Inclusive project, implemented by DAI, the geospatial analysis of access points will allow market actors to identify underserved regions and assess opportunities to reach the unbanked.

Leveraging data to support the expansion of agent networks in rural areas of Zambia

A recently completed geographic-information-system (GIS) mapping project revealed that between 2015 and 2017, the number of active mobile money agents in Zambia more than doubled, from 3,225 to 6,590.

Using Data to Support Mexico's National Financial Inclusion Strategy

In 2016, Mexico introduced its national financial inclusion strategy, which is supported by six 'pillars': (1) financial education, (2) technological innovation, (3) the development of financial infrastructure in underserved areas, (4) increased access and use of formal financial services for the underserved and excluded population

Potential target areas for financial inclusion donors in Vietnam

Donors play an important role in the development and expansion of financial services, and often have a particular focus on social impact and welfare. Therefore, donors need to properly select the products, partners and target population where they can affect positive change.

Using granular figures to design development policies in Turkey

Since 2015, financial inclusion has been a top priority of Turkey, with a focus on regional policies. Therefore, monitoring relevant indicators to monitor progress is important. At MIX, we believe that sub-national data mapping can help policy makers design more efficient policies by examining disaggregated supply and demand data to understand the variations on-the-ground.

Supporting cooperatives' expansion strategies in Myanmar

The Government of Myanmar has supported the development of financial cooperatives since 2012. But, in order to support the expansion strategies where demand is still unmet, MIX’s Interactive Dashboard for Myanmar provides analytical tools for cooperatives to analyze demand and supply within the sector.

The impact of state policies on financial inclusion in Vietnam

In Vietnam, state-owned entities are required to be present uniformly across the country, irrespective of population density. As a result, there is an even distribution of the supply of financial access points and no region seems to be lagging behind. However, that is not the case with other entities that prioritize areas with high population densities.

Financial Inclusion in Vietnam: Reaching the Unbanked

Vietnam is currently one of 25 countries prioritized by the World Bank as part of the UFA2020 program, primarily due to the combination of having a large population and a low rate of financial inclusion.

Peru: Putting Strategy into Action with BIM and Digital Financial Services

For the past ten years, Peru has ranked first in the Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion, a ranking of enabling environments for financial inclusion produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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