This free, self-paced course helps funder staff and implementers better understand financial inclusion and teaches them how the systemic approach can help them make financial services markets more inclusive.
Financial inclusion specialists: Start with module 2 to uncover how the systemic approach can help you improve your impact. Quickly skim through module 1 to review the latest research and trends.
Program managers new to financial inclusion: Module 1 will get you up and running. Module 2 will help you understand the way we assess markets and design and monitor programs.
Country directors: Learn about financial inclusion (module 1) and how to assess your market and local partners (module 2).
Questions Addressed in This Course:
Module 1: Financial Inclusion (2 hours)
What is financial inclusion?
Why does it matter? How does it advance the SDGs?
What are the financial needs of poor people? Focus on smallholders, forcibly displaced populations, youth, women.
How is the financial system structured?
What are digital financial services?
How much funding is committed to financial inclusion?
Module 2: The Systemic Approach (1 hour)
Why are financial services providers not adequately serving low-income people?
How can I support markets that are more inclusive?
How should I assess markets, to get to the root causes of the problems?
How should I design and monitor programs to facilitate long-lasting change?
Where can I find tools to implement this approach?