NAF's Global Savings and Social Protection initiative is excited to release its third heat-mapping of different countries' potential to implement savings-linked social protection programs. NAF has identified 51 countries around the world that have social safety net/public benefit programs that involve cash transfers. Earlier, we looked at the financial infrastructure and its utilization in countries with cash-transfer social protection programs in order to get a first glimpse of these countries’ potential to implement savings-linked social protection programs. This third ‘heat-mapping’ looks at the Political Environment for Financial Inclusion in these countries, as measured by factors such as whether or not there is an agency dedicated to improving financial capability, facilitating access to financing in rural areas and having a publically defined financial inclusion strategy. A country received a score of 1 if they lacked the relevant reform, and a score of 4 if the reform was present. This map shows 10 different variables mapped at the country level. Each variable is used to compute a composite payment 'Enabling Political Environment' score. Roll over or click a country to view individual indicators. Use the buttons above to switch between map layers for each indicator.
To explore and learn more about the potential for wealth creation around the world, visit the full map!