Measuring Numeracy for Financial Inclusion

A CGAP Background Paper by Brett Hudson Matthews

This 2019 paper reports on a “financial numeracy indicator” developed by My Oral Village and tested in Côte d’Ivoire and Myanmar in 2017 as part of the “Financial Inclusion Insights” global study. The indicator is built on a field-test of numeracy skills and helps researchers and practitioners to explore how low numeracy skills might affect the willingness of people to participation in formal financial transactions. Download the paper for free here.