Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Goran Amidži? , Alexander Massara , and André Mialou
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 21 February 2014
Keywords: Financial inclusion, access and usage of financial services, factor analysis, index, banking, microfinance, Index Numbers and Aggregation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data
This paper leverages the IMF's Financial Access Survey (FAS) database to construct a new composite index of financial inclusion. The topic of financial inclusion has gathered significant attention in recent years....