Donors and investors need to continue thinking about and adapting their roles in an increasingly complex financial inclusion landscape. Knowing who is funding what, and where, is a good starting point. It can help funders make informed decisions on funding allocation, improve coordination among funders, and shed light on when and how to adjust their efforts to meet targeted objectives.
CGAP’s Funder Survey provides data on the funding flows for financial inclusion, based on the premise that better information leads to better funding decisions. Conducted annually since 2008 and in partnership with MIX since 2012, the CGAP Funders Survey is the most comprehensive resource available on international funding for microfinance and financial inclusion. Institutions or individuals with ownership and decision-making power over funds for financial inclusion participate in the survey. Data are reported by more than 50 major cross-border funders, both public and private.
Funding for regulatory reform constitutes a small but crucial part of funder support for financial inclusion worldwide. Is it having the intended impact? This blog post explores this key question.