Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country analysis. It is a partnership between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), FinMark Trust and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri). In each country, it aligns stakeholders from within government, private sector and the donor community to create a set of practical actions aimed at extending financial inclusion tailored to that country. In Burkina Faso, MAP is rolled out under the guidance of the MAP monitoring committee chaired by the Permanent Secretary for the Promotion of Microfinance (SP-PMF) in the Ministère de l’Economie, Des Finances et du Développement. The monitoring committee includes various representatives from other branches of the Ministry, the Central Bank (BCEAO), other ministries, selected Financial Service Providers (FSPs), industry associations, development agencies and development partners.
Comprehensive scope. MAP compiles a comprehensive picture of financial inclusion drivers, barriers and opportunities across the country context, the demand for and supply of financial services, and the regulatory environment in four core product markets: savings, credit, payments and insurance.