Global Microscope 2019

The enabling environment for financial inclusion

The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across five categories and 55 countries. In this 2019 edition, the EIU tackles the issue of the gender gap in financial inclusion with 11 new indicators assessing what governments are doing to promote equal access to financial services.

The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American and Caribbean regions in 2007 and was expanded into a global study in 2009. Most of the research for this report, which included interviews and desk analysis, was conducted between June and September 2019.

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