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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.

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The gap between intention and action in financial decision-making
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Developing valid and reliable survey scales
The purpose of this note is to describe a process that can be used to design valid and reliable financial inclusion measuring instruments. It [...]
The Data Analytics and Digital Financial Services Handbook
The IFC handbook explains the potential that data and analytics present for financial inclusion and for FSP operations. This is the third handbook [...]
Avoiding the copy-paste approach to mobile money operations
Barney de Jongh, of Digital Frontiers Institute, talks to us about leveraging the value of agents and data and driving meaningful usage of mobile [...]
i2i Data Portal
Access the insight2impact data portal to delve into the latest financial inclusion datasets from around the world. Compare indicators across [...]