Financial Services Demand Side Survey
In 2013 members of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI ), formerly known as the Pacific Islands Working Group (PIWG), a grouping under the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), jointly undertook a review of available data and measurement exercises with which they could design and evaluate their national financial inclusion strategies and their Maya Declaration commitments. As part of this exercise, PIRI members agreed to adopt not only the core set of AFI financial inclusion indicators, but to expand that set too. The members committed to carrying out demand side surveys to capture those indicators. In early 2015, demand side surveys were held in Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands. In the first half of 2016, corresponding surveys were conducted in Tonga and Vanuatu. These surveys were jointly supported by AFI and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP).