Current Event Analysis – Whither Financial Inclusion? Performance of Bangladesh in the 2017 Global Findex

Current Event Analysis Published

Current Event Analysis – Whither Financial Inclusion?

The Center for Enterprise and Society published it’s latest edition of the Current Event Analysis Series on May 13, 2018. It is titled “Whither Financial Inclusion? Performance of Bangladesh in the 2017 Global Findex“. This report considers the case of Bangladesh and how it fares with regard to various yardsticks of financial inclusion in the 2017 Global Findex.

The Global Findex

On April 19, 2018, the third Global Findex Database was released by the World Bank at the Bank’s Spring Meetings. According to CGAP, this data set is “the financial inclusion community’s best demand-side measure of financial inclusion globally.”

Launched with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Findex database now has three years of time series data available, for 2011, 2014, and 2017, which can tell a compelling tale on access to financial services over the past 6 years. Conducted in collaboration with Gallup Inc., the research consists of nationally representative surveys of more than 150,000 adults, age 15 and above, in over 140 countries.

Please find the report and the Current Event Analysis series in the following section of our website:

Current Events Analysis

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