Putting the User Front and Center
The Financial Inclusion Insights program produces original data and practical knowledge on demand-side trends in mobile money and other digital financial services.
FII research focuses on how people can access and use these services to improve their lives and livelihoods. The FII research effort currently covers eight countries in Africa and Asia with a combined population of more than two billion: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.
What’s New on the FII Resource Center
- Melinda Gates writes about women and smartphones using facts on gender from our 2014 Bangladesh study.
- Nat Kretchun and InterMedia data is featured in The Wall Street Journal article on mobile money in Indonesia.
- InterMedia’s President/CEO Christopher J. Fleury’s presentation in Pakistan on digital financial services is picked up by the international edition of The New York Times.
At InterMedia, the only thing we like more than conducting important research is presenting our findings – especially to those who can use our insights to advance their missions to improve people’s lives around the world. That is why I welcomed the opportunity to present findings from InterMedia’s Financial Inclusion Insights (FII) program to participants in the World Economic Forum’s recent conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Indonesia’s agricultural sector accounts for more than 14 percent of the country’s GDP,and agricultural workers are disproportionately impoverished compared to the rest of the nation. Nearly 80 percent of adults working in agriculture live on less than $2.50/a day, compared with 57 percent of those working outside of agriculture. Women farmers face even greater barriers to breaking out of poverty than do male farmers or Indonesian adults outside of agriculture. How and why should stakeholders advance their inclusion?