Research & Analysis

2019 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

International funders committed approximately US$52 billion to financial inclusion in 2019, a 12 percent increase from the US$46 billion reported in 2018. This marks the highest volume captured across the history of the CGAP Cross-Border Funder Survey and the third consecutive year of double-digit percentage growth. Public funders accounted for 73 percent of active financial inclusion funding commitments in 2019, comparable to their global share in recent years. Development finance institutions (DFIs) remained the largest public funders of financial inclusion in 2019, reporting a collective US$25 billion in commitments, which was a 13 percent annualized growth. 


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The Funding Explorer is a set of highly interactive analytical dashboards. This tool uses data from the CGAP Funder Survey complemented by publicly available contextual indicators

Data snapshots are available at the global and regional levels. The 2019 CGAP Funder Survey reports funding commitments from 54 international funders, both public and private, as of the end of 2019.
Sub-topics: Funding Trends