Key Charts - Size and Structure

Sub-Saharan Africa: Regionís Savers in Need of Financing Options

  • The majority of regions have fewer savers than account holders, except for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
  • The percentage of savers in SSA is 68 percent higher than the percentage of adults with accounts at formal financial institutions.
  • This large unbanked population in SSA, over 700 percent higher than OECD countries, is hindered by poor financial infrastructure, poor contract enforcement, and difficulties in assessing personal credit.

Sources: World Bank Global Financial Inclusion Database, Milken Institute.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Regionís Savers in Need of Financing Options

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