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Seizing the Moment: On the Road to Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion 2020 Synthesis Report (PDF)

October 2013
Can the world achieve global financial inclusion by 2020? Throughout 2013 the many participants in FI2020 came together in asking this question to build a shared vision for the future of financial inclusion and develop a common roadmap guiding how to achieve it. In this report, with the insights from this collaboration, we look at what financial inclusion is, why it matters, and why we’re confident it can be achieved in the foreseeable future.


Mapping the Invisible Market


Account at a formal financial institution (% age 15+)

How will major forces such as demographic change, income growth, urbanization, and technology influence the evolution of financial inclusion over the next decade?

The Mapping the Invisible Market project provides data, analysis, and tools to answer this question. In doing so, it contributes a fact base to FI2020’s efforts to create a movement toward full financial inclusion by the year 2020.

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A close look at major forces beyond the strictly financial realm brings a fresh perspective to the financial inclusion debate. The project provides a quantitative lens on recent demographic, income, and other trends. It also projects these trends forward to 2020 and beyond. The projections illuminate the size and nature of the market for financial services at the bottom of the pyramid in the coming years. The analysis also reviews the current state of financial inclusion, using the new Global Findex data developed by the World Bank and Gallup.

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or read:

Looking Through the Demographic Window: Implications for Financial Inclusion

Growing Income, Growing Inclusion: How Rising Incomes at the Base of the Pyramid Will Shape Financial Inclusion

Data sources: United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects: The 2010 RevisionThe World Bank, Global Findex database; and The World Bank, World Development Indicators 2012.

FI2020's Mapping the Invisible Market is generously supported by MasterCard Worldwide.