About GFDR 2014 Report
Global Financial Development Report 2014 reflects the efforts of a broad and diverse group of experts, both inside and outside the World Bank Group. The report has been cosponsored by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). It reflects inputs from a wide range of units, including the Development Economics Vice Presidency, Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency, all the regional vice presidencies, the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, and External and Corporate Relations Publishing and Knowledge, as well as inputs from staff at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor.
Asli Demirguc-Kunt was the project’s director. Martin Cihak led the core team, which included Miriam Bruhn, Subika Farazi, Martin Kanz, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, Margaret Miller, Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, and Claudia Ruiz Ortega. Other key contributors included Leora Klapper (chapter 1), Dorothe Singer (box 1.3), Christian Eigen-Zucchi (box 2.1), Gunhild Berg and Michael Fuchs (box 3.4), Rogelio Marchetti (box 3.6), Sam Raymond and Oltac Unsal (box 3.7), and David McKenzie (box 3.8).
Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, and Mahmoud Mohieldin, Special Envoy of the World Bank President, provided overall guidance. The authors received invaluable advice from members of the World Bank’s Financial Development Council, the Financial and Private Sector Development Council, and the Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure Practice.