Insights & Data

Enabling financial service providers and policy-makers to use insights to inform new thinking to improve financial inclusion
Catalysing evidence-based innovation in the financial sector

The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) is committed to innovation of the financial sector, which sits at the heart of Tanzania’s economic development.
Partnering with researchers, policy-makers and financial industry players, we employ a market development lens to appropriately utilise rigorous research findings and insights to support better understanding of the market and to inspire innovation through input, collaboration and discussion with all stakeholders, particularly industry experts and end users.


Download PDF The State of the Financial Sector-Supply

At the core of any market is demand and supply of services and products. To enhance the quality of transactions between the two sides, most markets are


Data about the demand for and supply of financial services in the agricultural sector


FinScope is a nationally representative survey that provides an overview of the financial behaviour of Tanzanian adults in terms of how they generate income and how they manage their money.

Micro-insurance Diagnostic Study

Analysis of the insurance sector in Tanzania

FinCap Survey

National financial capability baseline in Tanzania

MSME Baseline Survey

First nationally representative survey for micro, small and medium enterprises in Tanzania

Latest news

Addressing Gender Barriers in the ID Acquisition Process in Tanzania
17th May 2021
Addressing Gender Barriers in the ID Acquisition Process in Tanzania By Anna Jubilate Mushi, Head of Gender & Youth, FSDT “IDs represent a huge opportunity for low-income women to realize their full potential, and are enablers of bridging the existing gender gap in political, social and ecnomic spheres; however, if the ID acuisition process is […]
Youth Financial Inclusion
1st October 2019
They are considered a diffcult market to serve in terms of financial service provision, as many do not have sufficient ID to fulfil Know-Your-Customer requirements, presumably low transaction volumes due to their low levels of economic engagement and as such an unclear return of investment for most providers.
Look Before You Link: The Value for Banks in Working with Savings Groups
3rd November 2017
Across Africa, millions of people use and trust savings groups and other informal savings mechanisms (ISMs). They provide financial services that formal financial services providers (FSPs) often can’t. Savings at the Frontier (SatF) is a multi-year partnership between Mastercard Foundation and Oxford Policy Management to help FSPs find ways to link with ISMs, benefitting both […]


The future of FinDisrupt
FinScope Tanzania 2017
The Journey of FinScope
FinScope Tanzania
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