The Head of Information and Research, Dr Kingstone Mutsonziwa provided insights into the landscape of financial inclusion in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) using the lens of FinScope’s nationally representative surveys. The presentation was presented in Bangkok, Thailand at the International Workshop on Policy Development Research in the Greater Mekong Subregion hosted by the Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER) of the Bank of Thailand on 12 May 2017.

The presentation briefly illustrates the FinScope process and the analytical framework of the surveys. It highlights the strands, barriers and drivers of financial inclusion within the Greater Mekong Subregion, as well as identifying priorities for enhancing financial inclusion within the GMS. FinScope Consumer Surveys have been implemented in 4 out of the 5 GMS countries namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand.  Vietnam is still to implement the FinScope survey and hopefully it will be done soon.

More information on the workshop can be accessed here.