Use of spatial data to increase financial inclusion in Tanzania

LOCATION MATTERS – GIS IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION WORKSHOP

Insight2Impact (i2i) an initiative of FinMark Trust in collaboration with Cenfri hosted a workshop on Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion from 22-23 July 2015. This two day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on how organisations, in particular Financial Sector Deepening Trusts (FSDs) and their partners, can use geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data to better understand current challenges in financial inclusion. The workshop sessions brought together a number of participants and presenters from the private sector (in particular financial institutions), international bodies such as the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), development organisations, and FSDs from across Africa. This workshop also served as the initiation event for a new community of practice in financial inclusion data that promises to help build stronger data practices and greater cooperation in the future.