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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.

Data on Demand: Visualizing Turkey’s Financial Inclusion Efforts

Although not a signer of the Maya Declaration, over the past few years Turkey has shown a strong commitment to "include outsiders of the financial system and increase the quality and use of existing products and services”. Yet, the country still lags behind its upper middle-income peers when it comes to the percentage of adults with accounts at formal financial institutions by nearly 14 percent.

Financial Inclusion in Myanmar: From Opening to Opportunity

As Myanmar continues its transition to a market-oriented economy, people hope that the growth in GDP will translate to improved living standards for the entire population of 54 million. In order to encourage and enable inclusive growth, stakeholders within the public and private sectors should turn their attention to the provision of formal financial services.

Mobile Money and Digital Financial Inclusion in Senegal

The central role of digital financial services in Senegal has, if nothing else, become more defined as the market continues to evolve. The data we collected shows that over 81 percent of financial access points belong to mobile network operators and, additionally, mobile money access points grew by 37 percent over the past year.

Mobile Money Grows in Benin

Benin is considered a nascent market when it comes to digital financial services but that may be starting to change. Since we last updated the Interactive Dashboard for Benin in 2016 (based on 2015 data), mobile money access points have increased by 118 percent.

Four Years On: Tracking Our Progress in Financial Inclusion Mapping

In 2012, our team at MIX embarked on a new challenge to fill a pressing need: Reduce the information gap for financial inclusion.

How Policy Makers Can Benefit from GIS Mapping

Since 2013, MIX has been collecting, analyzing and mapping financial inclusion data for over 20 countries. One thing we have learned over the years is that there are many obstacles for central banks to overcome before getting started with geospatial data.

Fitting Financial Inclusion into "Le Bénin révélé"

The new government in Benin has ambitious plans for the economy. Addressing financial inclusion should be a key component.

Nearing Full Financial Inclusion, Rwanda Should Look to the Future

In early December, MTN Rwanda announced it surpassed 1 million active mobile money users, a testament to the important contribution digital financial services (DFS) are making to inclusive finance.