Congo, Rep. - Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) Database 2011

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COG Global Findex 2011 

Well-functioning financial systems serve a vital purpose, offering savings, credit, payment, and risk management products to people with a wide range of needs. Yet until now little had been known about the global reach of the financial sector - the extent of financial inclusion and the degree to which such groups as the poor, women, and youth are excluded from formal financial systems. Systematic indicators of the use of different financial services had been lacking for most economies.

The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database provides such indicators. This database contains the first round of Global Findex indicators, measuring how adults in 148 economies save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The data set can be used to track the effects of financial inclusion policies globally and develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how people around the world manage their day-to-day finances. By making it possible to identify segments of the population excluded from the formal financial sector, the data can help policy makers prioritize reforms and design new policies.

The Republic of the Congo portion of the Findex includes data from 1,000 face-to-face interviews conducted primarily in lower-middle income communities.  

Source / Citation: 
Demirguc-Kunt, Asli and L. Klapper. 2012. "Measuring Financial Inclusion: The Global Findex." Policy Research Working Paper 6025, World Bank, Washington, D.C. 
First released on: 
12 Nov, 2012 
Last version on: 
12 Nov, 2012 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
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Prior to downloading Global Findex datasets, a request must be made through the World Bank.  The request form is located here.