In November 2016 Celina Lee, i2i Lead, and Richard Chamboko, Manager of i2i’s Measurement team, met with Bank Indonesia and Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), the financial services authority in Indonesia, to present i2i’s research on approaches to improving the measurement of financial inclusion. Bank Indonesia and OJK have conducted financial capability surveys and are dedicated to improving the data and measurements used to inform financial inclusion initiatives in their respective jurisdictions. Bank Indonesia is also interested in improving how they measure the gender dynamics of financial inclusion in Indonesia.
While in Indonesia, the i2i team also met with the World Bank, Oxford Policy Management, and UN Pulse Lab Jakarta who are all working on new data initiatives in the country. OPM is currently conducting financial inclusion demand-side survey in partnership with BAPPENAS, Indonesia’s national planning agency, and UN Pulse Labs is working partnership with the Office of the President to use data in new and innovative ways to inform government policy.
The meetings highlight the tremendous wealth of data for financial inclusion in Indonesia and, going forward, the i2i team will continue to engage with these important actors in Indonesia.