The initial Making Access Possible (MAP) Diagnostic was developed in Myanmar in 2014 based on the 2013 FinScope demand survey. Following this, a Financial Inclusion Roadmap was subsequently developed and it has been partially implemented over the past three years (2016–2018). This Diagnostic was prepared as of November 2018. Given the fast-changing pace of Myanmar’s financial markets, the limited life of demand-side data, and the need to fine-tune the focus of national financial inclusion activities, a 2018 MAP study was undertaken to update the financial inclusion priorities and generate a revised Roadmap.
The 2018 Myanmar MAP initiative was approved by the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee (IMSC) in October 2017. The IMSC consists of members representing relevant government departments and agencies, Development Partners and the private sector. The MAP 2018 applies the initial diagnostic report as the starting point for hypotheses and looks at key changes and market developments. It provides insights into the progress attained in financial inclusion over the past five years. The 2018 MAP aims to improve the focus and relevance of Financial Inclusion (FI) interventions carried out on the basis of the 2014 Myanmar MAP Diagnostic Report, to ensure maximum impact.
The contemporary evidence arising from the 2018 Diagnostic has provided a foundation for an updated financial inclusion Roadmap, comprising renewed priorities and targets for the years ahead, i.e. the Myanmar FI Roadmap, 2019–2023.
The following documents were produced as part of the MAP 2018 project in Myanmar:
- MAP Survey Highlights 2018, summarizing the key findings from the FinScope survey 2018
- MAP Diagnostic 2018 summarizing the key findings from the detailed analysis of the Regulatory, Supply and Demand of financial services in Myanmar.
- MAP Gender Note 2018, highlighting a gender perspective of the MAP 2018 results.
- FinScope State region report 2018, highlighting key findings across the different states and regions of Myanmar.
- Myanmar Financial Inclusion Roadmap 2019 – 2023, which was drafted and finalised in partnership with the government of Myanmar.