COVID-19 Drives Global Surge in use of Digital Payments

Three quarters of adults now have a bank or mobile money account; gender gap in accountAgricultura digital ownership narrows

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2022— The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred financial inclusion – driving a large increase in digital payments amid the global expansion of formal financial services. This expansion created new economic opportunities, narrowing the gender gap in account ownership, and building resilience at the household level to better manage financial shocks, according to the Global Findex 2021 database

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