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.

A special edition of the 'Compass' series in 2020 specifically focused on the 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.

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

Webinars on the Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass:

See the webinar presenting the preliminary findings with e-MFP's Sam Mendelson, Financial Inclusion Compass lead author, and CFI's Mayada El-Zoghbi.

Vea el webinar que presenta los principales resultados con Gabriela Erice Garcia, e-MFP & Georgina Vazquez, Omtrix Inc. [ Ver la presentación en PDF ]

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 (