Mapping the Invisible Market
Research and data on demographic change, economic growth, technology, and more.
of people in low-income countries use cell phones to receive money.
Most of the world's population growth will be in less developed countries over the next decade.
Developed and less developed countries are aging. In 1950, 1 in 20 people worldwide was elderly; by 2050 it will be 1 in 5.
11% of people in low-income countries saved money at a financial institution.
89% of people in high-income countries have an account at a financial institution compared to 24% in low-income countries.
Opportunities and Obstacles to Financial Inclusion
Published in 2011, this paper presents and analyzes the results of a survey conducted with financial service providers, investors, and support organizations. The report used the survey findings to create a ranking, in order of significance, of opportunities and obstacles in financial inclusion.
Looking Through the Demographic Window: Implications for Financial Inclusion
The first report from the Mapping the Invisible Market project shows how profound demographic shifts in the developing world have important implications for financial inclusion.
Growing Income, Growing Inclusion: How Rising Incomes at the Base of the Pyramid Will Shape Financial Inclusion
This second report from Mapping the Invisible Market proposes that massive income growth around the world over this decade will have a significant effect on the demand for and use of formal financial services.
Roadmap to Inclusion
Through an extensive consultative process, CFI developed a set of recommendations to move financial inclusion forward, using the year 2020 to galvanize thought and action. Five working groups of global experts from the public and private sectors each developed a "roadmap" that serves as a springboard for dialogue and action.
Opportunities and Obstacles to Financial Inclusion in Peru
Oikocredit Peru and CFI joined forces to carry out a country-specific version of the Opportunities and Obstacles to Financial Inclusion study in Peru in 2012-2013. Peru was chosen in recognition of developments in the microfinance market, market regulation, its free competition model, and the government’s interest in working toward inclusion
Seizing the Moment: On the Road to Financial Inclusion
This FI2020 "synthesis report" looks at why financial inclusion matters and why we at FI2020 are confident it can be achieved in the foreseeable future. We hope that the vision and way forward outlined here will help the actions of such stakeholders to build on each other to make financial inclusion a reality sooner than ever thought possible.