Global Financial Development Database (GFDD)
The Global Financial Development Database is an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 203 economies from 1960 to 2010.
The Global Financial Development Database is based on this 4x2 framework. It builds on, updates, and extends previous efforts, in particular the data collected for the “Database on Financial Development and Structure”, the Financial Access Survey, the Global Findex and Financial Soundness Indicators.
The database includes measures of (a) size of financial institutions and markets (financial depth), (b) degree to which individuals can and do use financial services (access), (c) efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets in intermediating resources and facilitating financial transactions (efficiency), and (d) stability of financial institutions and markets (stability). The dataset can be used to document cross-country differences and time series trends.
For more, see Cihák, Martin, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Erik Feyen, and Ross Levine. 2012 . “Benchmarking Financial Systems around the World .” Policy Research Working Paper 6175, World Bank, Washington, DC.