IMF unveils results of global financial access survey

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has unveiled the result of its 2014 Financial Access Survey (FAS), which is aimed at mapping the global financial inclusion strategy.

The survey, which is the fifth in the yearly series, has already been described as the most comprehensive global source of data on access to, and use of, basic consumer financial services by households and non-financial corporations and for the first time, includes data on mobile money indicators.

According to IMF, the 2014 FAS was again conducted with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, while the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding to capture data on the use of mobile money services.

Source: The Guardian, Nigeria (link opens in a new window)

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