You are allowed to use only the datasets that are provided here by Zindi and any features extracted from the contextual layers data accessed from the Africa GeoPortal described below.
Financial Inclusion Survey Data
The main dataset contains demographic information and what financial services are used by approximately 10,000 individuals across Tanzania. This data was extracted from the FSDT Finscope 2017 survey and prepared specifically for this challenge. More about the Finscope survey here.
The data have been split between training and test sets. The test set contains all information about each individual except for what types of financial services he or she uses.
Your goal is to accurately classify each individual into four mutually exclusive categories:
Financial Access Map
This dataset is the geospatial mapping of all cash outlets in Tanzania in 2012. Cash outlets in this case included commercial banks, community banks, ATMs, microfinance institutions, mobile money agents, bus stations and post offices. This data was collected by FSDT. More about this dataset here.
ArcGIS & Africa GeoPortal
To enrich and validate your models with location and spatial context you have access to a number of additional capabilities via Esri’s ArcGIS Technology and The Africa GeoPortal.
Here is some useful information on how to achieve the above:
The files for download are: