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While Haiti has taken great strides in recent years to improve the provision of financial services – access rates rose to 22 percent in 2015 and agent banking has grown in recent years – actors still need a reliable information base to begin targeting specific areas for intervention. To help establish this foundation, USAID’s Finance Inclusive Project, in partnership with MIX, has launched a new interactive data tool that maps financial access points across Haiti, including bank branches, agents and ATMs. As part of the Haiti Finance Inclusive project, implemented by DAI, the geospatial analysis of access points will allow market actors to identify underserved regions and assess opportunities to reach the unbanked.

The latest edition of the MicroCapital Monitor is now available on their website (subscription required).  The April 2018 edition includes briefs on Ant Financial's purchase of a 45% stake in Pakistan's Telenor Microfinance, a food distributor in Kenya's use of mobile data and blockchain for lending, and FMO's syndicated loan for on-lending to agri-businesses in Nigeria.  This edition also includes a special report on this year's European Micr

Our team at MIX is excited to announce the launch of the FY2016 Global Benchmark Report.  This free publication provides a regional analysis based on data reported on over 700 financial service providers with 115 million borrowers and a gross loan portfolio of nearly USD 97 billion.  The analysis is disaggregated by legal type, credit product

Recent updates to the India Microfinance Geographical tool highlights the distribution of institutions, branches, gross loan portfolio and risk levels - among other indicators - across states and districts. Karnataka accounts for the largest portion of gross loan portfolio in local currency, with Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh following behind.

In Pakistan, Banks and NBFIs expanded their reach at a more rapid pace. Compared to other institution types, Rural Banks reported the highest growth in Gross Loan Portfolio (GLP) from the previous quarter. Read the Quarterly Factsheet for Nigeria

 

Eleven Nigerian financial service providers (FSPs) reported to MIX Market for the quarter ending in December 2017. This quarter is characterized by a positive growth in Gross Loan Portfolio, Depositors and Deposits; however the Number of Borrowers recorded a slight decline. Read the Quarterly Factsheet for Nigeria. 

Building on our Interactive Dashboard for Zambia, which was initially launched in 2014, we partnered with UNCDF to gain insights into the remaining gaps in mobile money access in Zambia.

Earlier this year, we launched the Interactive Dashboard for Mexico with support from the MetLife Foundation and in partnership with the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV). The geospatial financial inclusion analytics help government actors, financial service providers (FSPs) and funders identify the geographic areas currently underserved or excluded, and take action t

A recently completed geographic-information-system (GIS) mapping project revealed that between 2015 and 2017, the number of active mobile money agents in Zambia more than doubled, from 3,225 to 6,590.

Eight Peruvian financial service providers covering 49% of the market by Gross Loan Portfolio and 44% by Number of Borrowers responded to the Barometer Forecast survey providing projections for the quarter ending in December 2017.

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