The Demand-Side Survey Group. Photo credit: CBSI.

The Demand-Side Survey Group. Photo credit: CBSI.

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) has begun a 10 weeks Financial Inclusion National Demand-Side Survey.

CBSI today says the Survey aims to assist the Government, the Central Bank, and other stakeholders gain a better understanding of the needs of all Solomon Islanders, especially financial services and products.

It says more than 1000 adults will be randomly selected from different households across Solomon Islands, from rural, urban and maritime areas to ensure a nationally representative sample for the Survey.

The data collected will establish baseline data to provide useful information on access, usage and quality of the financial services and products currently available to all Solomon Islanders from the viewpoint of the customer.

The results will be used to develop evidence-based policy solutions to address the gaps, as well as to monitor the growth of financial inclusion.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Mr Denton Rarawa says, a key objective of the Survey is to determine a new set of Financial Inclusion targets and action plans.

The Survey is being co-funded by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and PFIP.

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