The Global Financial Development Database is an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 214 economies. It contains annual data, starting from 1960. It has been last updated in September 2019 and contains data through 2017 for 109 indicators, capturing various aspects of financial institutions and markets.
The dataset includes measures of depth, access, efficiency, and stability of financial systems. Each of these characteristics captures both (1) financial institutions (for example banks and insurance companies), and (2) financial markets (such as stock markets and bond markets). It also provides other useful indicators, such as measures of concentration and competition in the banking sector. The database builds on, updates, and extends previous efforts, in particular the data collected for the Database on Financial Development and Structure.
Conducted from June to December 2020, the CGAP Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions was the first survey that aims to capture the full picture of COVID-19’s impact on microfinance at the global, regional, and national levels.