Oct 05, 2022

 e-MFP’s Financial Inclusion Compass 2022 published in English, Spanish and French, describing current trends, future priority areas, challenges, opportunities – and evolution of the sector’s infrastructure

e-MFP is delighted to publish the Financial Inclusion Compass 2022­ – the fifth in a series to collate sector opinions on emerging short, medium, and long-term trends in the financial inclusion sector. The survey on which this paper is based was open in May and June 2022, giving practitioners, funders, researchers, and support service providers the opportunity to evaluate and describe the importance of various current Trends, rate and give opinions on Future Priority Areas, and provide open-comment qualitative input on the expected (and hoped-for) direction of financial inclusion progress.

The results are fascinating – and they come from a more diverse respondent group than ever, with proportionally more financial service providers taking part, and more respondents working in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and other emerging regions. There were new current trends and future priority areas for respondents to evaluate - from financial health, strategic responses to climate change, and reporting requirements to impact evaluation and new financial technologies such as machine learning, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, among others.

The Compass survey and the paper that it produces changes year to year - but retains enough of a common thread to allow a look back and forth, to see what’s changing in how stakeholder see the burning issues of the day. More than that, it’s a repository of the concerns, aspirations and ideas of a broad range of thoughtful people, and the 2022 edition is no different.

The Financial Inclusion Compass 2022 was launched at a webinar on 5 October, led by author e-MFP’s Sam Mendelson, and joined by Stuart Rutherford and Apricot Wilson as respondent discussants.

>> Watch the webinar launch recording <<

We are delighted to be able to publish it simultaneously in three languages, and we hope that the contributions within it provide tangible value to the financial inclusion sector.

Read the Financial Inclusion Compass 2022Lire le Financial Inclusion Compass 2022 en françaisLeer el Financial Inclusion Compass 2022 en español

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