IMF statisticians create composite index of financial inclusion


Statisticians at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have created a new composite index of financial inclusion, which they believe could become part of the regular toolkit used by the fund in its surveillance work.

In Assessing countries' financial inclusion standing - a new composite index, Goran Amidžić, Alexander Massara and André Mialou find that although "there is general recognition among policy-makers that financial inclusion plays a significant role in sustaining employment, economic

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