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Data and Analytics


Data can play an integral role in all aspects of financial inclusion development. Innovative ways of collecting, analysing and storing data can lower the cost of up-to-date, high-quality geospatial data on financial access points or help banks offer more tailored financial solutions to their clients by analysing their existing transactional data. Machine learning can better assess creditworthiness for clients with no official credit history, and shared client data can open the door to additional services that improve client value. These developments can enable financial service providers, policymakers and impact investors to optimise the impact of their work through the use of data.

Our global i2i programme connects decision-makers with the data they need by building on, and showcasing, the existing knowledge base of financial inclusion data and collaborating with a wide range of partners.

The Latest in Data and Analytics

InvestXD: Putting women’s investment needs at the centre
InvestXD created a digital investment platform for women and youth Understanding drivers of usage for financial products and services is important [...]
African digital platforms and the future of financial products
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them. Financial products help us manage our lives. They enable us to [...]
ZedCredit: Sentiment analysis in the design of womens savings solution
ZedCredit from Zambia provides access to savings, loans and a credit score via their mobile app. ZedCredit is a fintech based in Zambia [...]
Inclusive: Identification that removes barriers to financial inclusion
DataHack4FI in-country winners from Ghana offer a multiple-database-verification API solution to identity verification. A lack of verifiable [...]
Data privacy in Africa: Regulation and reality
Ridwaan Boda and Era Gunning of ENSafrica answer questions about data privacy, data sharing and what related regulations mean for financial service [...]
Smart Business Intelligence: MYAccounts case study
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in economic development, but they face challenges in accessing finance. In [...]
Digitising the existing value chain presents new fintech opportunities
Johan Bosini, Quona Capital Venture Partner (Cape Town) shares his excitement about fintech developments and the associated data revolution in [...]
Reporting research results using confidence intervals
This note introduces a tool and approach to assist financial inclusion users in better understanding, interpreting and using their data. Adoption [...]
Bots provide insight into customer needs
insight2impact (i2i) is exploring how data can be used by financial service providers to create client value and enhance firm value [...]
“Finbiosis” is the future of digital financial services
Lito Villanueva, Managing Director and CEO of Philippines digital financial solutions provider, FINTQ, shares his views on collaboration to further [...]