e-MFP Launches Special Edition COVID-19 Financial Inclusion Compass Survey

In 2018, e-MFP published the first Financial Inclusion Compass survey of sector trends. It got a great response – full of valuable insights from across different stakeholder groups working all around the world. A year later, the 2019 Compass was published. It had twice as many respondents, from more stakeholder groups, and incorporated feedback from the previous year to dig deeper into particular issues.

Clearly, the original plan was to continue as normal this year, with the 2020 Compass survey to be open over the summer – and published in time for European Microfinance Week in November. Over the past months however, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector has become apparent (in severity, if not in its ultimate effects) e-MFP decided to take advantage of the methodology, brand, goodwill and expertise developed in the previous two editions to re-purpose this year’s survey.