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03 March 2016
Governments collect data for many reasons. Making this data publicly accessible has the potential to encourage innovation.
08 December 2015
Results from an in-depth impact study on the Graduation Approach were strong. As Graduation programs are scaled up in India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and elsewhere, what should researchers study next?
14 September 2015
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Financial inclusion in Pakistan has improved slowly but steadily since 2008 according to most sources. However, depending on the source of data, the topline financial inclusion figure for Pakistan varies from 7% to 23%. Why?
22 May 2015
The 2014 Findex found that of the world’s 500 million newly banked adults, more than one third (180 million) live in China. Three positive trends emerge from this data.
18 May 2015
A new article in Science explains that the Graduation Approach is not only impressive, but has a lasting impact on the lives of the poorest.
06 May 2015
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The newly released 2014 Global Findex covers 800 indicators and draws from survey data covering almost 150,000 people in 143 economies. We present 10 takeaways we think you should know.
04 May 2015
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Even as India moves aggressively to close the financial inclusion gap, the picture of financial inclusion in that country as captured in the latest Findex report reminds us that we have a long way to go.
22 April 2015
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For the first time, Myanmar was included in the Global Findex survey and analysis. Insights show that although usage of formal services also remains low, cash usage remains high.
17 April 2015
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The newly updated 2014 Global Financial Inclusion database shows that 700 million adults worldwide have joined the financial system in the last three years. At the same time, the number of unbanked adults dropped by one-fifth, to 2 billion.
05 March 2015
No single methodology is likely to respond to all the measurement challenges that exist. However, a combination of methods and mindsets may collectively help provide a credible narrative for how a financial market changed and why.


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