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Leveraging the Global Findex Microdata for Policy and Research

Financial Inclusion Online   |  past event  |  Jan 12 2023

About the Event

Since 2011, the World Bank’s Global Findex Database has been the definitive source of data on global access to financial services from payments to savings and borrowing. The Findex data and its insights have driven numerous applications in both research and policy fronts across the world. Opportunities for analyses and explorations abound with the release of the newest Findex report and 2021 country-level data. The 2021 Findex dataset, based on nationally representative surveys in 123 economies during the COVID-19 pandemic, contains updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services and digital payments, and offers insights into the behaviors that enable financial resilience.

This webinar from Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the World Bank, and the Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) brings together leaders on financial inclusion to formally launch the 2021 Findex micro-dataset, motivate the use of the dataset through practical applications and research, and generally update on the latest thinking on the topic.


Our agenda will introduce to the Findex Microdata and discuss opportunities for complementary research, as well as Public and Private Sector Applications.

1. Introduction
Rebecca Rouse | Director, Financial Inclusion Program, Innovations for Poverty Action

2. Introduction of Global Findex 2021 Microdata
Leora Klapper | Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group

3. Opportunities for Complementary Research and Analysis
Francis Annan | Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley

4. Lightning Talks: Applications of Findex from the Public and Private Sectors

Paul Oluikpe | Head of the Financial Inclusion Delivery Unit, Central Bank of Nigeria
Maha Bahou | Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Payments and Clearing Company
Jean Onyait | Chief Executive Officer, Akellobanker, Uganda

5. Opportunities for Complementary Research and Analysis
Jonathan Morduch | Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

6. Q&A

7. Closing Remarks

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Financial Inclusion | Innovations for Poverty Action


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