14 bullet for poverty alleviation, it seems unwise to over- correct and limit our focus to inclusion, without keeping in mind the intended outcomes. Perhaps it’s time for those of us working in this field to expand our views beyond basic financial tools and to expand or renew our focus on the quality of those tools and the outcomes they enable. Our current nomenclature is not clear or reflective of our shared goals. WHAT COMES NEXT? MetLife Foundation requested that Gallup make the dataset publicly available. Gallup has enthusiastically encouraged researchers to use the data and share the results. The Center for Financial Inclusion team is planning todigthroughthese15,000surveyresponsesandproduce a brief later this summer, to highlight what the data says about the relationship between financial services use, attitudes toward these services, and financial health. For this deep dive, the subjective nature of the survey— which focuses on perceptions rather than empirical data—presents challenges but also an opportunity to understand the client perspective. For MetLife Foundation, we want to make sure that our efforts remain ultimately focused on the point of it all: building the capacity of more people around the world to live financially healthy lives. As with physical health, the thinking about financial health is evolving: Different ideas and assumptions from our field will certainly join the food pyramid and other examples of discarded conventional wisdom in the archives of outdated theories. Our job is to continue learning and supporting others to keep doing their best work, too. This data on financial control and security offers the industry one lens into financial health and wellness—in the same way the Apple Watch might provide a different behavioral nudge toward fitness than the Fitbit or Garmin. With all of these different approaches, we can build an inclusive world that works better to enable positive financial outcomes for end-users. We’re excited to see how this data adds to and catalyzes this conversation on financial health, and we look forward to seeing where these new observations take our industry. View the original article on NextBillion Figure 2: Account Ownership and Financial Security