EIU Microscope, 2018
The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5 categories and 55 countries. In this 2018 edition, the EIU overhauled the 2016 framework by revisiting the key enablers of financial inclusion and adding indicators on digital financial services to each domain of the framework.
The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American and Caribbean regions in 2007 and was expanded into a global study in 2009. Most of the research for this report, which included interviews and desk analysis, was conducted between June and September 2018.