Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is actively involved in assisting countries through the sharing of knowledge resources and provision of expertise and grants to facilitate the deployment of digital financial and payment services. The Foundation requires active intelligence gathering support on financial inclusion policies/ initiatives in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, as well as Indonesia, India and Pakistan.
Inke Maris & Associates has been working with the Gates Foundation, Financial services for the Poor since 2014 to help them gather insights to Digital Financial Services the Indonesian market. This includes insider insights on political thinking and debate regarding potential policy developments that will impact financial inclusion programs. We have provided Gates Foundation with in-depth stakeholder and policy benchmarking analysis, intelligence reports and rapid alerts, and also cultivated a network of key stakeholders from local including high ranking officials from the government, media, experts and business. Also working together with BMGF’s grantee Microsave to raise awareness and educate stakeholders including media about financial inclusion issues.
As a result of our findings and report to GF, the Foundation has decided to make Indonesia one of their priority countries in their Financial Inclusion and Digital Financial Services development assistance program.