27 June 2018

Leora Klapper, Lead Economist World Bank, will present the 2017 Global Findex Database, the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults, save, borrow, and make payments.

The database has been published every three years since 2011, through nationally representative surveys of more than 150,000 adults in 145 economies. The 2017 edition includes updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services, and new data on the use of financial technology (fintech).

Financial inclusion is on the rise globally. The 2017 Global Findex Database showes that 1.2 billion adults have obtained an account since 2011, including 515 million since 2014. Between 2014 and 2017, the share of adults who have an account with a financial institution or through a mobile money service rose in developing economies from 54 percent to 63 percent. Yet women in developing economies remain 9 percentages point less likely than men to have a bank account. This third edition of the database points to advance in digital technology that are key achieving the World Bank goal of Universal Financial Access by 2020.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A and discussion after the presentation.

When? Wednesday 27th June from 12:30 to 13:30
Where? Maison de la microfinance, 39 rue Glesener L-1631 Luxembourg

To participate, register before Monday 25th June to contact@infine.lu
Lunch will be provided.
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