Financial inclusion and chronic poverty: access to savings and insurance services in Tanzania

This brief examines the current extent of financial inclusion in Tanzania – focusing particularly on the chronically poor – and also specifically on access to savings and insurance services. This is because of the increasing body of evidence about the role which the two services can play in helping households to escape poverty and, by implication, to manage shocks and build their resilience.

Authors: Lucy Scott and William Smith

Photo Credit: Panos Pictures

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