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The Global Financial Development Database is an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 203 economies. The database includes measures of (1) size of financial institutions and markets (financial depth), (2) degree to which individuals can and do use financial services (access), (3) efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets in intermediating resources and facilitating financial transactions (efficiency), and (4) stability of financial institutions and markets (stability). For a complete description of the dataset and a discussion of the underlying literature, see: Martin Cihák, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Erik Feyen, and Ross Levine, 2012. Benchmarking Financial Systems Around the World.World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6175, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
The G20 Basic Set of Financial Inclusion data repository includes detailed data from users and providers of financial services. The Basic Set measures both access to financial services (“supply-side” data) and usage of services (“demand-side” data). The Basic Set covers both individuals and small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and includes data from three sources and 192 countries. The five basic set indicators are as follows: 1.The percentage of adults with a formal account; 2. The percentage of adults that use formal credit; 3. The percentage of SME’s with a formal account; 4. The percentage of SME’s that use formal credit; and 5. Bank branch penetration