Where do we go now? Webinar launch of e-MFP’s Financial Inclusion Compass 2021 publication
Where do we go now?
Webinar launch of e-MFP’s Financial Inclusion Compass 2021 publication
A webinar highlighting survey findings on how the financial inclusion sector sees a post-Covid future
The global coronavirus pandemic 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. To understand the impact on the sector, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) conducts a yearly survey with a range of stakeholders and shares the findings through its flagship publication, the Financial Inclusion Compass.
This year’s survey looks beyond the impact of the pandemic and focuses on issues related to current trends in the sector and future areas of focus. In addition, a special section offers insights from respondents about the perceived impact of the pandemic, the changing roles of various stakeholders, and opportunities for “building back better”.
On 7 July a webinar hosted by the European Microfinance Platform in partnership with FinDev Gateway explored findings from the survey. The Financial Inclusion Compass 2021 will be published in English, Spanish, and French, and we kicked off the launch with this English-language webinar.
The webinar was led by Sam Mendelson, Financial Inclusion Specialist at e-MFP and lead author of the Compass series, joined by Antonique Koning, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, Malkhaz Dzadzua, former CEO of JSC MFO Crystal in Georgia, and Noémie Renier, Head of Debt for Financial Institutions at Incofin Investment Management.