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Published on May 24, 2012
Tracking Progress Toward Financial Access: What the latest data from Kenya can tell us about the future of global financial inclusion
Kenya's financial market has caught the world's attention. The rise of mobile money in Kenya has become the interest of financial inclusion experts, the excitement of mobile network operators, and an opportunity for financial institutions to rethink their products and services. However, the data behind this transformation and the impact on financial inclusion efforts are often much less examined and understood.
Join us as we showcase the latest financial inclusion data from Kenya — collected, wrangled, and visualized — and examine what they tell us about the future of global financial inclusion efforts.
The Role of Data in Understanding a Financial Inclusion Archetype
Welcome and Introduction Jamie Zimmerman @GlobalAssetsNAF Director, Global Assets Project New America Foundation
Context of Kenya Financial Inclusion Landscape Billy Jack Associate Professor, Department of Economics Georgetown University
Showcase 1: Global Findex Leora Klapper @WorldBank Lead Economist, Development Research Group World Bank
Showcase 2: SPINNAKER Kenya financial sector data Eric Tyler @Erict19 Program Associate, Global Assets Project New America Foundation
Showcase 3: MIX Market Kenya map of financial inclusion Scott Gaul @Mix_Market Director of Analysis Microfinance Information Exchange
Panelists Scott Gaul Director of Analysis Microfinance Information Exchange
Billy Jack Associate Professor, Department of Economics Georgetown University
Leora Klapper Lead Economist, Development Research Group World Bank
Eric Tyler Program Associate, Global Assets Project New America Foundation
Moderator Mireya Almazán @GatesFoundation Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Closing Remarks Jamie Zimmerman Director, Global Assets Project New America Foundation