Namibia: Financial Inclusion Survey Commences

Oct 06, 2017 | New Era; All Africa

The Namibia Statistics Agency and the Bank of Namibia, in collaboration with FinMark Trust of South Africa, will be conducting the fourth Namibia Financial Inclusion Survey (NFIS) to collect information on financial needs, access to financial service preferences and financial behaviour of the people of Namibia.

The survey will be conducted to indicate exactly how accessible financial services and products are, and how affordable these are to all members of the society, including the vulnerable members such as women, youth and low-income groups. While the 2017 round of the NFIS will be the fourth such survey to be conducted in the country, it will be the first time NSA conducts it, as previous surveys were conducted by FinMark Trust and coordinated by the Bank of Namibia. The survey will not cover all households in the country but will be conducted only on randomly selected households aided by the use of Geographic Information System (GIS). The survey will be conducted through face-to-face interviews that will be administered by NSA staff. The survey will be divided into two phases, firstly the listing phase will take place from 2 to 24 October and then the interview phase will be conducted in selected households from 24 October to 13 November in all 14 regions. "Conducting the NFI Survey successfully depends on each of us contributing their part. The emphasis is on full participation in this survey. The nation is urged not to refuse to participate in this survey, as such is a violation of the Statistics Act 9 of 2011, which empowers NSA to collect information for statistical purposes and protects confidentiality of individual's information that is being collected. Read more on All Africa. Source: All Africa