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.

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.

"Mystery shopping" is one type of behavioral research technique that can be used to determine how well consumer protection policies are working for every day people.