Last chance to share your insights in the Financial Inclusion Compass 2021 survey
Back in 2018, we at e-MFP launched the first Financial Inclusion Compass, a new annual publication series to collate sector opinions on emerging short, medium and long-term trends in the financial inclusion sector.
The Compass has grown to be one of the most important ways of taking the ‘pulse’ of the sector, gathering forecasts and concerns from the present to the longer-term future. It leverages e-MFP’s unique role and gives practitioners, investors, donors, academics and support service providers the opportunity to evaluate and describe the importance of various current Trends, rate and give opinions on New Areas of Focus, and provide open-comment qualitative input on the expected (and hoped-for) direction of financial inclusion progress.
This fourth edition of the e-MFP Compass survey continues this methodology while building on the special edition Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass published last year to ask how the pandemic has changed stakeholders’ roles and priorities.
The last year has upended the financial inclusion sector. The challenges have been immense, and the full scale of the cost – to families, businesses, institutions – is not yet known. The crisis, of course, is not at all yet over. But it’s important, we believe, to try to really understand what’s going on and what it all means for the present and the short, medium and long-term future for financial inclusion.
This is why we believe the Compass can be so valuable, and we hope to have a publication – ready in the summer and published like last year in English, Spanish and French – that provides a unique crowdsourced perspective on where we are – and where we’re going.
We hope you’ll take the time to participate, and please feel free to forward the survey link to contacts or colleagues who can also provide valuable insight. The survey, which opened on Monday 10th May, will be open for three weeks and close at 23:59 CEST on Monday 31st May.