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After five years, the insight2impact (i2i) programme hosted by Cenfri and FinMark Trust and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation has come to an end. i2i supported policymakers, financial service providers and development partners to harness the power of data to advance financial-sector development and improve financial inclusion.

We worked with 1 964 organisations across 16 countries to link technology and data with greater inclusion. Visit to find out more about our impact and view the brochure.

It’s not you, it’s me
In recent decades, the number of global airline passengers has increased by nearly 400%, resulting in a rapid expansion in airline operators as well a [...]
The many face survey
Traditionally, survey data was collected by fieldworkers trekking across the country, knocking on doors and filling in paper questionnaires. As it sou [...]
Impact: If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far…
They say that "if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together." This is how I feel about achieving an impact. I learnt this [...]
Alternative data ‘lends’ a hand
Worried about how to improve your credit score? At least you have one. The harsh reality is that credit bureaus [...]
I’ll see you in court!
See you in court? Unlikely. In recent times most law courts in Africa have not been suitable places to enforce o [...]
GIS community of practice
The first GIS-focused community of practice knowledge-sharing session on 26 November 2015 focused on ways to promote maximum usage of geospatial dat [...]
Why bank account access does not translate into usage
Underlying the global financial inclusion agenda is the assumption that providing access to and ownership of bank accounts will improve the lives of p [...]
GIS4FI process note: Zambia
The i2i data quality team supports Zambia’s Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD Zambia) in their efforts to make geospatial data accessible to fi [...]
7 Applications for GIS Data
The following is a brief from the insight2impact Data Quality team on their work with financial service providers (FSPs) on pioneering innovations in [...]
Interview with Celina Lee
Herman Smit interviews the new lead of [...]