Survey Data on Access to Finance

An online resource library for researchers and practitioners  


Survey data

Organized by region, country, and the type of customer.  Links are provided to the original data where possible.  



Links to papers reporting econometric research findings on survey data

Trinity College Dublin


Understanding the financial affairs of households in developing countries is key to developing policies to improve access to financial services.   

Research findings point to the importance of financial access in the fight against poverty.  Yet until recently only limited quantitative information has been available to build our understanding of the processes that are involved.   

This website focuses on the recently growing number of data collection excercises that explore the use by individuals and households of financial assets in developing countries. It aims to provide links to as many of these as possible.  

(A selection of material relating to firm surveys is also included.)

Also assembled here is a selection of econometric research papers based on financial access surveys.