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Global Findex

Global Financial Inlcusion Indices: About Global Findex

The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) Database is a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to measure how people in 148 countries - including the poor, women, and rural residents - save, borrow, make payments and manage risk.


NEW! Allen, F., A. Demirguc-Kunt, L. Klapper and M. Soledad Martinez Peria, 2012, "The Foundations of Financial Inclusion: Understanding Ownership and Use of Formal Accounts", World Bank Policy Research WP 6290 | Presentation 

Measuring Financial Inclusion

Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Leora Klapper, 2012, "Measuring Financial Inclusion: The Global Findex", World Bank Policy Research WP 6025. 


These short notes introduce the Global Findex and summarize key findings. Available in English, French, and Spanish.

Accounts and Payments

Savings, Credit, and Risk Management

Housing Finance

Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

View all Global Findex summary notes »


The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion includes summary pages by country, region, and income groups. [PDF, 1MB]



View the Complete Infographic in : English | Arabic | French | Spanish 


Create global and regional maps using The World Bank eAtlas of Financial Inclusion allows users to view and export maps and data.

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