Kenya has been among the most frequently-cited countries in discussions of financial inclusion, especially surrounding the rise of mobile money. Given this rapid change, what types of financial services does someone in Kenya have access to today? Is there equal access throughout the country or is it concentrated or missing in certain areas?
The South Africa Map of Financial Inclusion maps data on more than 40,000 points of service in South Africa, covering a wider range of providers than in any other survey of the market. The data goes beyond commercial banks and MFIs to cover pawnshops, cash loan providers, retailers and all types of credit providers in the market. The map integrates data on population, and surveys on poverty and financial access to put the locations of these providers in context.