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GLOBAL MICROSCOPE 2019: THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Source:  EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)

The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5 categories and 55 countries. In this 2019 edition, the EIU examines how countries are promoting financial inclusion for both women and men, 11 new gender-focused indicators have been added to the framework.

The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American and Caribbean regions in 2007 and was expanded into a global study in 2009. Most of the research for this report, which included interviews and desk analysis, was conducted between June and September 2019.

This work was supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, IDB Invest and IDB LAB.

The complete index, as well as detailed country analysis, can be viewed on these websites:

www.eiu.com/microscope2019
www.eiu.com/microscope
https://publications.iadb.org
https://www.centerforfinancialinclusion.org/series/global-microscope

For further information, please contact: Microscope@eiu.com

Above text included in report originally posted on The Economist’s website