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.


Data Explorer

With over 80 indicators on financial access and demography, the Mapping the Invisible Market's Data Explorer allows you to see how changing demographics and economics are affecting access to and use of financial services worldwide. Want to see how child or old-age dependency has changed over time or is projected to change in the future? Interested in knowing how people save their money in different countries? Want to see how countries' fertility rates relate to access to financial services? All this and more is easy to view with the interactive dashboard. You can view and compare data by country, region, or by income groupings and see trends over time. With one click, view your data on line or bar charts, a bubble graph, or on a map. Google Data Explorer's simple, interactive dashboard makes it easy to customize your data and share with others. 

All data sets are public.

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

Click on the box below to open Data Explorer


Want to view a snapshot of demography and financial inclusion by country or region?:



How to use the data explorer:

  1. Select the type of graph you want to see. Line graphs display one indicator. The map and bar charts allow you can choose up to two indicators, while the bubble chart allows you can choose up to four. To compare demography data with financial access data, select "Bar chart," "Map," or "Bubble chart."

  2. Select the indicators you want to explore, and how you want to see them.
  3. Select the countries or regions you want to include.
  4. Click the triangle or move the slider to see changes over time.
  5. Click the question marks to learn more about the indicators you’ve selected.
  6. Share a link to your graph with a friend.
  7. To capture and save the graph as an image, take a screen shot (copy using “Print Screen” on a PC and paste into a document, or hold SHIFT+COMMAND+3 on a Mac to save to your desktop).


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