The Global Financial Inclusion Index

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What is the Global Financial Inclusion Index?

The Global Financial Inclusion Index ranks 42 markets on three pillars of financial inclusion. These pillars represent the key stakeholders responsible for promoting financial inclusion across the population.

1. Government support

Evaluates the degree to which governments promote financial inclusion.

2. Financial system support

Examines the availability and uptake of various types of financial products and services that are central to financial inclusion.

3. Employer support

Assesses the level of support employers provide their employees.


Global financial inclusion scores

Overall financial inclusion scores

Complete Ranking List

Rank Market Score
25 50 75
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Singapore tops the Global Financial Inclusion Index

Fueled by strong performance in the government support and financial system support pillars—ranked first and third respectively—Singapore ranks first.

Learn more about Singapore's results.

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A clear relationship between support pillars

In some markets, strong support from the government and the financial system tend to provide a lower level of employer support. Markets that have stronger employer support score tend to have lower scores in the government and financial system pillars.

Learn more about pillar relationships.

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Better financial inclusion linked to other positive factors

Markets that rank highly for financial inclusion tend to also perform well in factors such as food security, productivity, economic and social resilience, standards of living, and climate change.

Learn more about the positive factors of financial inclusion.

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Explore the latest insights from Principal experts on the Global Financial Inclusion Index, as well as attitudes, behaviors, and trends that impact long-term financial security. 

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