SOLOMON ISLANDS 2nd TO CONDUCT ITS FINANCIAL INCLUSION SURVEY
Solomon Islands is the second Pacific country to carry out its financial inclusion survey following on from Fiji in November last year.
The Central Bank of Solomon Islands launched the initiative recently.
The Bank’s Caroline Kanoko says the survey aims to assess the access, usage and quality of financial services and products in the country.
The survey will take a sample size of 1,110 adults randomly selected from different households in rural, urban and maritime areas to ensure a representative sample.
The two-month survey results will be presented at a national conference in June in Honiara.
Ms Kanoko explains, data collected will assist the government, the central bank and even financial service providers learn what people are using or not.
She adds improved services will base on the data analysis.