During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Members of Wayuu community in the colombian region of Guajira. Jessica Belmont/WorldBank The other day I asked my five-year-old daughter if she knew what being poor was. She hesitated at first but…

Oscar Calvo-González |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

 This blog is part of a series produced to commemorate End Poverty Day (October 17), focusing on China – which has contributed more than any other country to global poverty reduction – and its…

Gladys H. Morales |

I am pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Global Findex microdata, which includes individual-level responses from almost 150, 000 adults around the world. You can download it all here.…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt |

Image courtesy of UPUIn October 2012, when the first version of the Global Panorama was published, several news agencies and papers wrote: “UN urges increase in role of financial services across…

Alexandre Berthaud |

What percentage of Sub-Saharan women under age 30 with a formal account use a community-based group to save? The answer is 26 percent, but until today you would have had difficulty finding that…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper |

The post orginally appeared on All About Finance. The facts are in. 50 percent of adults worldwide have an account at a formal financial institution. 21 percent of women save using a formal…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper |