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GFDR 2014: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Financial Development Report?

It is a new regular publication of the World Bank Group. The first issue of the report was launched in September 2012 and examined the role of the state in finance. The second issue presents and analyses a broad set of data on financial inclusion around the world. It provides policy recommendations on how to develop sustainable and inclusive financial sectors that promote financial inclusion and shared prosperity. It builds on a large body of underlying research and analytical work in the World Bank Group and elsewhere as well as our operational expertise. The report is accompanied by a large database on financial inclusion and development that are made available online. Some of this is new; some of it already exists at the World Bank Group but is being made publicly available in one place for the first time.

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