The 2023 CHASM Financial Inclusion Monitor Blog series provides perspectives from experts in the field of financial inclusion, highlighting the implications of the current situation for all kinds of people, but especially the most vulnerable. Perspectives throughout the series consider successful interventions that support financial inclusion and potential policy solutions.
It responds to the recently released the 10th annual monitoring report on Financial Inclusion
co-authored by Karen Rowlingson, University of York; Steve McKay, University of Lincoln; and Adele Atkinson
, University of Birmingham and supported by Friends Provident Foundation and Barrow Cadbury Trust. The report looks at recent data, summarises trends and highlights the findings of a newly commissioned survey undertaken by Ipsos.
Perspective 1: Rajiv Prabhakar argues that how we define financial inclusion shapes how this concept may adapt to current challenges.
Dr Rajiv Prabhakar, The Open University
Read the blog - Show me the money
Perspective 2: Fair by design: Ending the extra costs of being poor
Martin Coppack, Fair by Design
Perspective 4: Communication and data integration in the Government of Indonesia’s Financial Inclusion Policy
Dr. S Sumiyana and Asiyatul Mahfudloh, Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Read the blog - Communication and Data Integration
Perspective 5: Sidecar saving: helping workers save for today and tomorrow
Jo Phillips and Emma Stockdale, Nest Insight
Read the blog - Sidecar saving