Publications

Introduction to measurement frameworks

This note is the first in a series of notes to explore the role of measurement of relevant financial inclusion-related indicators in delivering on financial inclusion objectives, and to develop a set of new measurement frameworks to assist stakeholders to achieve these objectives. This note introduces the concept of a measurement framework, its purpose and components by drawing from commonly accepted measurement frameworks outside of the financial inclusion space. It sets the measurement imperative as equipping policymakers to understand which conditions to measure, through which indicators, in order to gauge the nature and extent of interventions required to reach their policy objectives, as well as to evaluate the success of such interventions.

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Data and analytics for business decision-making. Scoping Note 1: Adoption and maturity

This note is the first in a series that covers the use of data and analytics by financial service providers (FSPs) to better understand and serve their clients. This note specifically explores the drivers and barriers to the introduction, use and development over time, of data and analytics for business decision-making. It also constructs a framework for evaluating the maturity of organisations utilising data and analytics for decision-making.

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Data and analytics for business decision-making. Scoping Note 2: Breakdown of data value chain

This note is the second in a series that covers the use of data and analytics by financial service providers (FSPs) to better understand and serve their clients. This note specifically explores the steps in the data value chain, from raw data to analytics, and then to insights that are applied to business functions, which results in impact. We explore and unpack two critical elements in the data value chain; data sources and analytical methodologies.

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Building sustainable geospatial data resources for financial inclusion

Geospatial mapping (GIS) has become popular amongst regulators, particularly those looking to capture locational information on issuers of electronic money, and their agents. However, in many cases, regulators encounter stumbling blocks to adopting GIS initiatives. This paper takes stock of where we are with the collection and use of GIS data by regulators and aims to give them, and those that advise them, meaningful models and expectations in the area of geospatial mapping.

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Data quality: Getting the basics of financial inclusion demand-side surveys right

The emphasis on using data for decision-making in financial inclusion has resulted in rapid growth in the number of demand-side surveys implemented globally. This report provides an overview of innovations and best practice in data collection, sample and survey design for financial inclusion demand-side surveys.

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Client Insights Focus Note

Client Insights Focus Note, which covers the increasing adoption by the private sector of alternative data sources and analytical methodologies for financial service provision.

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GIS4FI i2i Communities of Practice Knowledge-Sharing Session #2

The second gis4FI community of practice knowledge-sharing session took place on 4 February 2016. This is a summary of the discussion, which focused on gis4FI country processes and the role of community of practice members in these.

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GIS4FI PROCESS NOTE: ZAMBIA

The i2i data quality team supports FSD Zambia in their efforts to make geospatial data accessible to financial inclusion stakeholders, particularly financial service providers. This process note serves to capture key learnings of the journey to date. Process notes will be updated periodically, with the aim of facilitating learning among financial inclusion intermediaries on similar journeys in Africa and beyond.

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DATA QUALITY: GIS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SESSION

i2i’s data quality team hosted its first community of practice learning session on 26 November 2015. The session focused on promoting usage of geospatial data and financial access maps by the private sector. For a summary of the lively discussion, see here or join the conversation on twitter @i2ifacility #GIS4FI

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Brief: 7 Applications for GIS Data by Financial Service Providers

Geographic information systems (GIS) is increasingly informing decision-making in financial inclusion. Financial service providers (FSPs) are not always aware of the opportunities available to them when they combine their internal datasets with financial access point data and other GIS information. This document by the i2i data quality team introduces 7 ways financial service providers are applying GIS data in decision-making.

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Workshop Proceedings: Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion

The i2i data quality team hosted a workshop for the FSD Network entitled Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion on 22 and 23 July 2015. This two-day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on how Financial Sector Deeping Trusts (FSDs) and their partners can use geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data to better understand current challenges in financial inclusion. This document summarises the presentation and discussions from the workshop.

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GIS4FI Process Note: Mozambique

The i2i data quality team provides support to FSD Mozambique in their efforts to make geospatial data accessible to financial inclusion stakeholders, particularly financial services providers. This process note serves to share key details of FSD Mozambique’s journey to allow others to learn from their valuable experience.

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