A synthesis report on what we’re learned.
Read our report and insights on the financial needs of Mexicans, a pilot study in collaboration with the Mexican regulator, CNBV.
Read our summary report of the findings from the Financial Needs pilots, in partnership with AFI members from Mexico, Nigeria, Kenya, Philippines and Zimbabwe.
Read our blog with Accion Center for financial inclusion analysing frequency of usage.
Read our blog, featuring insights from BSP Philippines on new perspectives from using the financial needs approach.
We asked Ashley Immanuel - Head of Research, EFInA about the future of digital payments in Nigeria.
We asked Mr. Adedeji Olowe, CEO of Trium Networks and Trustee of Open Banking Nigeria about the future of digital payments in Nigeria.
We asked some of our partners about the future of digital payments in Nigeria. This is what they had to say.
We asked Dr Yinka David-West - Academic Director and Senior Fellow in Information Systems, Lagos Business School about the future of digital payments in Nigeria
We asked Mr Olubayo Adekanmbi - Chairperson, Data Science Nigeria about the future of digital payments in Nigeria.
Read the full report on the use of digital financial services in Nigeria
Four findings from the DataHack4FI Innovation Competition.
Exploring the relationship between platforms, participants and financial services.
A measurement framework for digital financial services with a focus on digital payments.
Exploring behavioural interventions to increase formal remittances.
An update on behavioural interventions which have proven to influence financial decisions.
Exploring behavioural interventions to improve insurance.
Full webinar - Fundamentals of Financial and Economic Inclusion.
Behavioural interventions to better meet the financial needs of consumers
Digital platforms connecting buyers and sellers of goods and services across Africa are on the rise. Learn more about our research and week of learning in Lagos.
We recently rolled out a pilot study in Nigeria, to explore the digital financial services landscape and how it serves the people. Learn more about our findings here.
We take a closer look at financial inclusion research and the shift towards using transactional data to develop more meaningful indicators.
Read more about our work with the Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and the key findings from our transactional data analysis.
We investigate the prospect of new financial inclusion indicators for policymakers, through transactional data analysis.
Cómo puede el sector financiero formal satisfacer mejor las necesidades financieras de los mexicanos?
What opportunities does the digitisation of value chains create for the delivery of financial services?
How can the formal financial sector better meet the financial needs of Mexicans?
Watch how providers meet the #FinNeeds of individuals through alternative data
Read our interview with an entrepreneur building a digital identity business in Africa.
Thoughts from Zimbabwe on the importance of understanding the consumer in the credit market
Understanding the use of digital financial services in Nigeria.
Using the example of three specific financial inclusion initiatives, we examine what drives usage.
Access and uptake are necessary for meaningful financial inclusion.
A framework for examining how a person’s usage of various financial services makes a difference in their financial life.
DataHack4FI in-country winners from Ghana offer a multiple-database-verification API solution to identity verification.
See what the i2i needs measurement framework reveals about consumer behaviour in Zimbabwe.
Proud new partnership between insight2impact (i2i) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)
Many people don’t actively use formal financial services. Understanding why can render important policy insights. This note unpacks the various drivers of usage.
Using transactional and CRM data to identify an underserved consumer segment
Look at what the winning teams from Season 1 DataHack4FI have achieved in the last year.
A recent study identified 18 unique behavioural interventions that FSPs can implement to influence the savings, credit, payment and insurance decisions of individuals.
DataHack4FI Season 1 in-country winner for Ghana
Guidelines, standards and best practices for spatial data
How a spatial understanding of financial inclusion can contribute to meaningful measurement and impact
Mobiticket is a start-up based in Nairobi. It focuses on digitising the informal public transport sector across developing countries.
A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) explores the rise of technology-enabled innovation and ways to measure FI, with an input from i2i.
The DataHack4FI Season 2 launch in Accra kick-started the competition that uses data to solve problems.
Financial service providers can use behavioural interventions to help their clients overcome the intention-behaviour gap.
A better way to measure financial inclusion – see why we believe financial needs and usage matter.
If trust is critical for driving usage of financial products and services, how is trust built?
A glimpse of the future of financial inclusion measurement where needs and usage are considered
A tool to assist practitioners more accurately interpret and report financial inclusion estimates
The first in-country launch of DataHack 4 Financial Inclusion Season 2 takes place in Ghana, November 2017
Lito Villanueva of FINTQ explains why banks and fintechs don't need to compete.
The importance of data for closing the financial inclusion gender gap
Psychologist Hal Hershfield talks to us about how trade-offs between the present and the future affect financial decision-making.
Exploring the factors that drive usage to better understand how the gap can be bridged.
A process that can be used to design financial inclusion measuring instruments.
The second in two-part series of curated links to articles offering tips on developing a data strategy.
If you are not already following a data-oriented business strategy, it can be difficult to know where to start. Two handbooks offer practical advice for FSPs.
Barney de Jongh, of Digital Frontiers Institute, talks to us about leveraging agents and data and driving meaningful usage of mobile money products.
A training course in Kuala Lumpur provided the ideal opportunity to present our approach to measuring financial inclusion.
Ekow Duker of Ixio Analytics talks about the way financial service providers approach and use data.
The third blog in our Measurement Frameworks series incorporates learnings from the retail sector on how consumers use products and engage with services.
The second blog in our Measurement Frameworks series, building tools to measure how, and how much, consumers benefit from Financial Inclusion.
i2i is talking to financial service providers about the way data can be used to unlock new markets.
i2i interviews Marc van der Zon from Hollard on the challenges and opportunities that data presents.
Morné van der Westhuizen and Alex Shabala talk to us about Zoona's creative approach to data collection.
When it comes to data, banks have assets that fintechs lack, says Pieter Vorster.
The first of three blogs in our Introduction to Measurement Frameworks series, discussing how we focus on improving Financial Incusion.
Increasing prominence of FI spawns data-gathering initiatives to measure, understand and improve it
Introduction to measurement frameworks
Determining our focus: A scan of the financial inclusion measurement field
Financial service usage: A conceptual model
i2i is piloting its measurement frameworks in Zimbabwe
Catering to every need: A measurement framework for functional financial service needs
Digging deeper: A measurement framework for depth of financial inclusion
Making good use: A measurement framework for financial service usage
GIS data by financial service providers
Richard Yego from Airtel Uganda on knowledge sharing and best practice.
Central Bank of Nigeria
We discuss the major trends contributing to this revolution
Megan Yates - Ixioanalytics
‘Financial inclusion’ is one of the buzzwords in the development circle that always finds mention.
Nkosi introduces the i2i Applications Lab
Paul Musoke from FSD Africa on how alternative data can help reach the underserved.
The meetings highlight the tremendous wealth of data
BR Research recently sat down in Islamabad with a team of researchers from the insight2impact
Getting ready for the i2i and FSD Tanzania workshop on spatial data for business intelligence
Why what you measure in financial inclusion is so important to the outcomes you achieve
4th MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion
We asked members’ advice on two areas: i2i’s overarching strategy and the specific work of the Measurement team.
Patience, a restaurant owner in Goma in the eastern DRC, has a dream of owning her own land.
Where we are with the collection and use of GIS data
Herman Smit (Founder and Advisor) Interviews the new i2i lead, Celina Lee.
Alternative data sources and analytical methodologies
New insights from measuring financial needs
GIS is increasingly informing decision-making in financial inclusion.
They say that “if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”
More and more financial service providers (FSPs) are looking to data to inform investment decisions
You manage what you measure and thus it is important to have a measurement framework that drives the right behaviour.
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