Digital Financial Services Evidence Gap Map: Methodology
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The Digital Finance Evidence Gap Map (EGM) serves as the inventory of client-level impact. The interactive EGM and supporting narratives provide an overview of the evidence of the effects of Digital Finance on various clients, their households, and communities. Broadly, the Digital Finance EGM intends to:
Empower practitioners, donors, and policy makers with the ability to perform evidence-based decisionmaking by providing a user-friendly tool that allows the user to access evidence quickly and efficiently.
Facilitate the strategic use of research funding and enhance the potential for future evidence synthesis by identifying key “gaps” in the available evidence, thus directing future research.
In this memo, we discuss the EGM methodology and elaborate on how we refined the EGM scope, established the screening criteria, developed the coding framework, and produced the EGM.