Jake Kendall is a Program Officer on the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working with the Policy and Research initiative.
June 04, 2012 / Jake Kendall
The Global Findex is a new database of financial inclusion indicators based on nationally representative surveys of more than 150,000 adults in 148 economies. But what does the data tell us?
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