The Global Financial Development Report 2014: Financial Inclusion is a new report from the World Bank Group. It takes a step back and re-examines financial inclusion from the perspective of new global datasets and new evidence. It builds on a critical mass of new research and operational work produced by World Bank Group staff as well as outside researchers and contributors.
This document reflects the financial context in which Latin American and Caribbean countries are acting and responding to international requirements. The data show that resources are available and that countries are using them. Progress is needed in analysing their effectiveness and the transition to a form of development where sustainability is no longer seen as an appendix or pilot but as a model.