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The Global Findex Database 2021 : Financial inclusion, digital payments, and resilience in the age of COVID-19

Published date 2022-06-29
Author Demirguc-Kunt, Asli - Klapper, Leora - Singer, Dorothe - Ansar, Saniya
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Financial inclusion is a cornerstone of development, and since 2011, the Global Findex Database has been the definitive source of data on global access to financial services from payments to savings and borrowing. The 2021 edition, based on nationally representative surveys of about 128,000 adults in 123 economies during the COVID-19 pandemic, contains updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services and digital payments, and offers insights into the behaviors that enable financial resilience. The data also identify gaps in access to and usage of financial services by women and poor adults.