9th Annual Financial Access Survey 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the 2018 Financial Access Survey. The survey includes information from 189 countries spanning over 10 years. Key findings in the report include: Highlighting the use of retail agent outlets, mobile money growth, and progress in women’s financial inclusion.
According to data from the report, financial inclusion for women has shown improvement.
- In Malaysia, for instance, the gender gap in the number of loan accounts held by men and women per 1,000 adults has narrowed over time.
- In Chile, the gender gap seems to have been reversed, with the number of deposit accounts held by women per 1,000 adults exceeding those held by men.
- In Angola and India, the FAS data shows that financial inclusion for women, measured by deposit accounts per 1,000 adults, has increased significantly over the past decade.