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5 ways digital finance can help people escape poverty

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Leora Klapper

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

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Adults who have a personal mobile phone and access to the internet, 2015 and 2016. The height of the bar is the total percentage of adults with a cellphone. Image: Gallup World Poll
Gender gap by emerging region, 2014 Image: GSMA/World Bank
Adults who make or receive digital payments through an account at a financial institution, 2014 Image: Global Findex database; https://www.worldbank.org/globalfindex
Adults who opened their first account to collect government wages or social benefits, 2014. The height of the bar is the total percentage of adults with an account. The blue bars show adults receiving government wage or transfer payments directly into an account; the dotted blue bar is adults receiving this payment into their first account. Image: Global Findex database; https://www.worldbank.org/globalfindex

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