About Data

The data visualizations offered here are derived from a variety of data sets relating to financial inclusion. We invite you to review the data, and share your own visualizations. We support a policy of open data, and hope to promote greater transparency by sharing data with the world.

There are a number of startups now offering pay-as-you-go finance solutions that enable people at the base of the economic pyramid to access home solar units.

Today, youth represent nearly half of the world’s population; tomorrow, they will be adults in need of financial services.

The SmartAid Index measures whether funders are set up to support financial inclusion effectively. Participating funders receive a score on each of nine indicators, with a total maximum score of 100. Most funders choose to make their scores public, demonstrating their commitment to transparency and effectiveness.