The Financial Inclusion Compass was launched by e-MFP for the first time in 2018 as a way to leverage e-MFP’s multi-stakeholder membership and position in the inclusive finance community, while capturing too some of the dynamic debate from the workshops at the annual European Microfinance Week. This publication is based on a sector-wide mixed-methodology survey of various stakeholders, giving the chance for practitioners, investors, donors, academics and support service providers, among others to present their thoughts on the trends, future areas of focus, challenges and opportunities for inclusive finance in the short, medium and long term.

The Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass: a special edition e-MFP survey of sector challenges & priorities

Le Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass: une édition spéciale de l’enquête de l’e-MFP sur les défis et priorités du secteur

El Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass: una edición especial de la encuesta de la e-MFP sobre los desafíos y las prioridades del sector

A special edition of the 'Compass' series specifically focused on the current challenges, medium-term priorities, concerns, opportunities and forecasts for the financial inclusion sector which is facing probably the greatest crisis in its modern history. The report reveals a sector that is highly anxious about the consequences of the pandemic and especially the economic downturn – on liquidity-starved providers, on investors, but most of all on clients.

An e-MFP webinar on June 13th 2020 with e-MFP's Sam Mendelson and CFI's Mayada El-Zoghbi presented exclusive preliminary findings, listen to the recording here

Past Compass editions

Read and download the Financial Inclusion Compass 2019:  version digital or pdf

Read and download the Financial Inclusion Compass 2018: version pdf

For more information or to discuss any collaboration, please contact e-MFP Information Officer Niamh Watters ( or Compass lead author and e-MFP Financial Inclusion Specialist Sam Mendelson (