By popular demand.....we've loaded another International Monetary Fund database, the Financial Access Survey, into Data Planet! The FAS, which was launched by the IMF in 2009, provides information on access to and use of financial services as a measure of financial inclusion. The metrics report access and use by type of financial services provider (commercial banks, credit unions, and microfinance institutions) and type of financial service, such as deposits, loans, and insurance. The FAS started collecting data on mobile money in 2014 and gender-disaggregated data in 2017, allowing analysis of gender gaps in financial inclusion.
The chart below compares number of deposit accounts that are owned by women vs men:
Statistics allow a great many ways to compare nations and track trends with respect to a great variety of financial indicators - explore counts of credit cards and debit cards, accounts held by microfinance institutions, amounts and value of mobile money transactions, and much more. Have fun creating and customizing charts to use in your papers!
And remember - we're always happy to hear from our users with suggestions for new datasets to add to Data Planet! We'll talk data anytime!