Location matters: GIS in financial inclusion

Location matters: GIS in financial inclusion

3 December, 2015    

Insight2impact hosted a workshop for the FSD Network entitled Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion on 22 and 23 July 2015. This two-day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on how Financial Sector Deepening Trusts (FSDs) and their partners can use geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data to better understand current challenges in financial inclusion. The workshop brought together a number of participants and presenters from the private sector (financial institutions), international bodies such as the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), development organizations, and FSDs from across Africa. This workshop also served as the initiation event for a new community of practice in financial inclusion data that promises to help build stronger data practices and greater cooperation in the future.

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insight2impact (i2ifacility) was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. The programme was established and driven by Cenfri and Finmark Trust.

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