We are thrilled to release the Global Findex 2021 microdata, featuring individual survey responses from 128,000 adults globally. The individual-level microdata includes around 120 variables…

Saniya Ansar, Jijun Wang, Mansi Vipin Panchamia |

The Global Findex 2021 finds a 12 percentage-point difference between women account owners who had an inactive account (42 percent) and men account owners who did so (30 percent).

Leora Klapper, Tushar Arora |

The latest edition of the Global Findex shows that account ownership has grown across the globe and three out of four adults worldwide today have a financial account. Yet 1.4 billion adults remain…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, Saniya Ansar |

Financial services such as payments, savings accounts, and credit can help drive development by helping people escape poverty by facilitating investments in their health, education, and businesses…

Saniya Ansar, Jijun Wang, Mansi Vipin Panchamia, Sri Sravya Raaga Akkineni |

Regulations might matter more in encouraging the use of financial services—rather than just their adoption. Consumer protections give people a degree of confidence that they can transact without…

Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, Saniya Ansar |

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 |